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Heian Provincial and Gun Officials
under the Ritsuryō

Provincial Officials
Title 
Daikoku
(Great Province)
Jōkoku
(Upper Province)
Chūkoku
(Medium Province)
Kakoku
(Lower Province)
Kami
(Governor)
1. Junior 5th Rank Upper
Grade
1. Junior 5th Rank Lower Grade
1. Senior 6th Rank Lower Grade 1. Junior 6th Rank Lower Grade
Suke
(Vice-Governor)
1. Senior 6th Rank Lower Grade 1. Junior 6th Rank Upper Grade None None

(Executive Officer)
1. Daijō (Chief Executive Officer), Senior 7th Rank Lower Grade
2. Shōjō (Assistant Executive Officer), Junior 7th Rank Upper Grade
1. Junior 7th Rank Upper Grade 1. Senior 8th Rank Upper Grade None
Sakan
(Inspector)
1. Daimoku (Chief Inspector), Junior 8th Rank Upper Grade
2. Shōmoku (Assistant Inspector), Junior 8th Rank Lower Grade
1. Junior 8th Rank Lower Grade 1. Senior Initial Rank Lower Grade 1. Junior Initial Rank Upper Grade
Shishō
(Clerk)
Three positions,
no specified rank
Three positions,
no specified rank
Three positions,
no specified rank
Three positions,
no specified rank
Gun Officials
Title
Daigun
(Great Gun)
Jōgun
(Upper Gun)
Chūgun
(Middle Gun)
Kagun
(Lower Gun)
Shōgun
(Small Gun)
Dairyō
(Chief Magistrate)
1
1
1
1
1 Ryō (Magistrate)
Shōryō
(Assistant Magistrate)
1
1
1
1
 
Shusei
(Administrative Officer)
3
2
1
None
None
Shuchō
(Secretary)
2
1
1
1

Notes

The sixty-eight Heian provinces were divided into four regions (Daikoku, Jōkoku, Shūkoku, Kakoku) based on their land size, population and strategic importance.

Sources

Shively, D. H., ed. The Cambridge History of Japan, vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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