World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0016954669
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kanjō-bugyō  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Bugyō, Kura-bugyō, Kyoto machi-bugyō, Nara bugyō, Shimoda bugyō
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Kanjō-bugyō (勘定奉行) were officials of the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo period Japan. Appointments to this prominent office were usually fudai daimyō.[1] Conventional interpretations have construed these Japanese titles as "commissioner" or "overseer" or "governor."

This bakufu title identifies an official with responsibility for finance. The office of kanjō-bugyō was created in 1787 to upgrade the status and authority of the pre-1787 finance chief (kanjō-gashira).[2]

It was a high-ranking office, in status roughly equivalent to a gaikoku-bugyō; the status of this office ranked slightly below that of daimyo, ranking a little below the machi-bugyō. The number of kanjō bugyō varied, usually five or six in the late Tokugawa period.[1]

The kanjō-bugyō was considered to rank approximately with the gunkan-bugyō.[3] The kanjō-gimmiyaku were bakufu officials of lower rank who were subordinate to the kanjō-bugyō.[1]

List of kanjō-bugyō

See also


  1. ^ a b c Beasley 2001, p. 324.
  2. ^ Roberts 1998, p.  207.
  3. ^ Beasley 2001, p. 322.
  4. ^ Nussbaum & Roth 2005, "Umezo Masagake", p. 1014, p. 1014, at Google Books.
  5. ^ a b Beasley 2001, p. 335.
  6. ^ a b Beasley 2001, p. 334.
  7. ^ Beasley 2001, p. 337.
  8. ^ Beasley 2001, p. 341.
  9. ^ a b Beasley 2001, p. 338.
  10. ^ Beasley 2001, p. 340.
  11. ^ Beasley 2001, p. 336.
  12. ^ Beasley 2001, p. 333.
  13. ^ Screech 2006, p.  241 n 69.
  14. ^ Beasley 2001, p. 107.
  15. ^ Sansom 1963, p.  27.


  • .
  • ; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is a pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  • .
  • .
  • .

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.