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Shogun (full title, "Seii Taishogun" or 'Barbarian Subduing Generalissimo') was the title of the hegemon of Japan during the feudal periods (1185-1868). The shogun was theoretically subordinate to the emperor. Although nominally he was the supreme authority, his power over local affairs was limited by the rights of the feudal barons, the daimyo