Chinjufu-shōgun

Chinjufu-shōgun

The Chinjufu-shōgun (鎮守府将軍) was a military position or district for the ‘pacification of defence of Japan.’ This position was overseen by a sei-i-tai-shōgun.

Created during the Nara Period it was centred in Northern Honshu to fight Ezo tribes there, located originally at Tagajō. Later, in 801 it was moved further north to Izawajō after the victories of Sakanoue no Tamuramaro against the Ezo.12

This position was abandoned at the beginning of the 14th century after Honshu was completely conquered, with Clans in the north (such as the Kiyohara Family and Ōshū-Fujiwara Clan occupying the base. This was all temporarily revived during the Kenmu Restoration.1

Known Chinjufu-shōgun

Footnotes

1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.
2. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.

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Chinjufu-shōgun