Alternative History

This is a list of the Sexxô and Quampaku of Japan. Initially, the only difference in practical terms between sexxô; and quampaku is whether the Emperor, the nominal ruler, is of age or not. Sexxô rules in the name of an underage Emperor, Quampaku in the name of an adult Emperor. Sexxô and Quampaku are collectively referred to as Sekquan. A retired Quampaku or Sexxô is referred to as a taikô.

After the Fôka reforms of 1735, the offices became distinct. A sexxô exercised an Emperor's power during his minority, and was appointed either by the previous Emperor before his death or, if the previous Emperor had died without naming a sexxô, or the sexxô dies before the Emperor's majority, by decision of a majority of the chief ministers. A sexxô's term ends when the Emperor attains majority.

The quampaku, on the other hand, was appointed by the Emperor or sexxô for a 5-year term, or until recalled by the Emperor.

Sekquan of the Toyotomi Dynasty

Quampaku Sexxô Reign Emperor
Fideyoxi   1585-1591 (Taikō, 1591-1598) Ôgimachi, Go-Yózei
Fidecugu   1591-1595 Go-Yózei
Council of Regents 1598-1613 Go-Yózei, Go-Mizunoo
Fideyori   1613-1656 Go-Mizunoo
Fidenaga 1656-1673 Go-Mizunoo
Fideaki 1673-1702 Go-Mizunoo, Reigen
Fidefiro 1702-1710 Reigen, Higaxiyama
Fidefiro 1710-1716 Kômon
Fidefiro 1716-1728 Kômon
Fidefi 1728-1735 Kômon

Quampaku of the post-Toyotomi Era

Italics in the Emperor column indicate a child-Emperor

Quampaku Reign Emperor
Fujiwara Nagafiko 1735-1740 Kômon, Go-Kômon
Yamamoto Fachitarô 1740-1745 Go-Kômon
1745-1750 Go-Kômon
1750-1755 Go-Kômon, Go-Kôtoku
1755-1760 Go-Kôtoku
1760-1762 Go-Kôtoku
Toyotomi Fidenaru 1762-1767 Go-Kôtoku

Sexxô of the post-Toyotomi Era

Sexxô Reign Emperor
Toyotomi Fidefi 1750-1759 Go-Kôtoku
Toyotomi Fidenaru 1759-1762 Go-Kôtoku

See also List of Emperors of Japan

Main page: Toyotomi Japan