To more surely keep his people at home the shogun prohibited the building of any but small sailing vessels.
The body of the shogun is buried twenty feet deep in a bed of charcoal.
Here at last was found a pretext for the Imperialists to raise arms against the shogun.
This advance of the fleet convinced the shogun that Perry meant to go to Yedo.
The shogun started violently, and almost uttered a cry; he fancied himself the prey to some hallucination.
While there the shogun appointed him to receive and entertain an envoy from the mikado.
I heard no mention of any one but General Signenari, sent by the shogun.
As he spoke, the shogun continued to turn over the pages of his book.
He knew that the shogun was trying to find traces of a young girl whom he adored.
He did not love the Regent, nor did he care much more for the shogun.
1610s, "hereditary commander of a Japanese army," from Japanese (sei-i-tai) shogun "(barbarian-subduing) chief" (late 12c.), sound-substitution for Chinese chiang chiin, literally "lead army."