Re: [SCA-JML] A word for it.
- Minamoto no Taikawa Saiaiko wrote:
> Hello all,The word the Japanese usually use is "-ke" (as in "Tokugawa-ke" or "Takeda-ke"),
> I am trying to find the best word to suit the idea of clan, as in
> Clan Yama Kaminari
although you'll also encounter "ichimon."
Wanna do something about "Yama Kaminari" while you're at it? :)
For the record, "daimyô" is a landed title -- it shouldn't be used for the head
of a household (even if you're a duke). The head of a powerful household is
usually called a "tôryô" -- Yoritomo was the Minamoto-ke no tôryô, for example.
(IIRC, you'll hear that term bandied about quite a bit in Kurosawa's film "Ran,"
as one of the pivotal aspects of the film is Hidetora's turning over of the
headship of the clan to his oldest son -- in the film, the guy is called the
"Ichimonji-ke no tôryô", that is, "head of the Ichimonji house.")
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