Kōke


Kōke

A nihongo|"kōke"|高家 was a noble ranking below a daimyo in Japan during the Edo period. Their lands were assessed at less than ten thousand koku, making them ineligible for the rank of daimyo.

Unlike hatamoto, whose duties were military, the "kōke" had certain privileged missions. For example, they carried the shogun's messages to the Imperial court in Kyoto; they treated the Imperial envoys at Edo; they represented the Shogun at certain ceremonies in Nikkō; they regulated the ceremonies to be observed in the shogunal palace.

The shogunate appointed men of ancient great dispossessed families. The office was hereditary. Most of them descended from Kamakura period to Sengoku period "shugo" (governors), among them the Takeda, the Imagawa, the Kyogoku, the Rokkaku, the Ōtomo, and the Hatakeyama. But some families were not so prestigious, like the Yokose, the Yura, the Ōsawa, and the Kira.

In 1700, the master of ceremonies in the shogunal palace was Kira Yoshinaka, a descendant of Ashikaga Yoshiuji (1189-1254). Asano Naganori, daimyo of Ako attempted to kill him, and the Forty-seven Ronin successfully killed him in one of Japan's most famous vendettas.

The "kōke" were instituted in 1608 and in the mid-19th century they numbered 26. Some families had several branches among the "kōke," like the Takeda who had two lateral branches with that title. Below the "koke", about 10 families bore the title of "omote-kōke".

List

* Arima clan
* Isshiki clan
* Imagawa clan
* Uesugi clan
* Ōsawa clan
* Ōtomo clan
* Oda clan
* Kyogoku clan
* Kira clan
* Shinagawa clan
* Takeda clan
* Nagasawa clan
* Toki clan
* Toda clan
* Chūjō clan
* Hatakeyama clan
* Hino clan
* Maeda clan
* Miyahara clan
* Mogami clan
* Yura clan
* Yokose clan
* Rokkaku clan

References

*


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Koke — Koke, Edward u. Thomas Wilh., s. Coke …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • koke — quoke, obs. pa. tense of quake v.; obs. f. cook n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kōke — Un kōke (高家, kōke?) était un noble d un rang inférieur à celui de daimyo au Japon. Son domaine valait moins de 10 000 koku, ce qui le rendait inéligible au rang de daimyo. Au contraire des hashimoto, qui …   Wikipédia en Français

  • KOKE — Infobox Radio Station name = KOKE airdate = frequency = 1600 (kHz) city = Austin, Texas area = Austin Round Rock metropolitan area format = Norteño owner = Encino Broadcasting LLC licensee = power = 5,000 Watts (day) 700 Watts (night) branding =… …   Wikipedia

  • Koke — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Koke est un surnom pouvant faire référence à : Sergio Contreras Pardo, footballeur espagnol né le 27 avril 1983 et ayant joué pour Málaga CF,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Koke — ISO 639 3 Code : kou ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Koke — Aksyon yon kòk ki monte sou do yon poul pou rantre zozo li andedan koko,dèyè, poul la. Aksyon nenpòt mal èt vivan ki mete zozo li andedan koko yon femèl. Pandye yon bagay, pou moun nan Depatman Latibonit la …   Definisyon 2500 mo Kreyòl

  • Koke Resurrección — «Koke» redirige aquí. Para el futbolista malagueño, véase Sergio Contreras Pardo. Koke Nombre Jorge Resurrección Merodio Apodo Koke Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • Köke Temür — (Classical Mongolian: Köke Temür, Simplified Chinese: 扩廓帖木尔; Traditional Chinese: 擴廓帖木爾; ? 1375) was a Naiman general of the Yuan, later Northern Yuan, dynasty. His mother was the daughter of a Mongolian prince while his father was a Chinese… …   Wikipedia

  • Koke Guesthouse — (Rouge,Эстония) Категория отеля: Адрес: Kokõ, 66236 Rouge, Эстония …   Каталог отелей