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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[edit]

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  1. ^ a b 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. ^ a b c Beasley, p. 336.
  7. ^ Beasley, p. 331.
  8. ^ a b Beasley, p. 333.
  9. ^ Beasley, p. 332.
  10. ^ Beasley, p. 337.
  11. ^ Dunning, Eric et al. (2003). Sport: Critical Concepts in Sociology, p. 189.