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[SCA-JML] Re: White Scarf ministry?

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  • Solveig
    Date Dono! Greetings from Solveig! ... That sounds like a pretty good approach. ... My experience in Japan is that sensei is thrown around a bit more freely
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 24, 2004
      Date Dono!

      Greetings from Solveig!

      >More likely are the following:
      >"Kenjo" are the official sword carriers for imortant personages. The
      >emperor had a bevy of them, Shoguns had them, and likely, even
      >Daimyo. Today you still see this in Kyudo rituals, modern sumo events
      >and the like. The members of the order might be reffered to as Kenjo.
      >The leader of such a group could be styled the "Kenjo Betto" - the
      >commander of sword carriers.
      >This pattern follows historical constructions, and is plausable.

      That sounds like a pretty good approach.

      >The teacher of a group was called Sensei by those members of the
      >training facility that the teacher tought at, but not likely by
      >outsiders,

      My experience in Japan is that sensei is thrown around a bit more freely
      than that. Do you have evidence of more restricted usage in premodern
      Japan?
      --

      Your Humble Servant
      Solveig Throndardottir
      Amateur Scholar

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