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  • Japanese: 御簾中 (go ren juu)

Gorenjû (lit. "behind/inside the screens") was a term used to refer to the wives of shogunal heirs, and to the wives of heads of the Gosanke (Tokugawa clan branch houses).

References

  • Cecilia Segawa Seigle, “Tokugawa Tsunayoshi and the Formation of Edo Castle Rituals of Giving,” in Martha Chaiklin (ed.), Mediated by Gifts: Politics and Society in Japan 1350-1850, 136.
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