旗本

  1. Hatamoto

    History Hatamoto

    Hatamoto (旗本) were “men of the banners”, or simply “bannermen”. In the beginning, the word referred to a shogun‘s military camp. Later, it was used for the men who were guarding the camp, a position to which the Tokugawa shogun appointed low-ranking vassals who had fought on Tokugawa Ieyasu’s...
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