Jisha-bugyō (寺社奉行) was a "commissioner" or an "overseer" of the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo period Japan. Appointments to this prominent office were always fudai daimyō, the lowest-ranking of the shogunate offices to be so restricted.[1] Conventional interpretations have construed these Japanese titles as "commissioner" or "overseer."

This bakufu title identifies an official with responsibility for supervision of shrines and temples.[2] This was considered a high-ranking office, in status ranked only slightly below that of wakadoshiyori but above all other bugyō.[1]

List of jisha-bugyō

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  1. 1 2 Beasley, William G. (1955). Select Documents on Japanese Foreign Policy, 1853-1868, p. 323.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jisha-bugyō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 425., p. 425, at Google Books
  3. Manabu Ōishi, ed., Ōoka Tadasuke, Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, referred to in Nihon no Rekishi 11, Hiroyuki Inagaki, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
  4. Beasley, p. 335.
  5. Beaseley, p. 338.
  6. 1 2 3 Beasley, p. 336.
  7. Beasley, p. 331.
  8. 1 2 Beasley, p. 333.
  9. Beasley, p. 332.
  10. Beasley, p. 337.
  11. Dunning, Eric et al. (2003). Sport: Critical Concepts in Sociology, p. 189.


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