Gokenin were managers of land appointed and funded by a Provincial Governor [1] or a Shugo [2]. The gokenin collected the taxes on his master's behalf. [1] Each had their own manor house, located in or near one or more villages which were their responsibility. They were also known as Jito. [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 GM's Survival Guide, pp. 85, 87
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sword and Fan, p. 160

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