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御殿 (J: goten)
- The Japanese word goten is a general word for "palace" and can refer to any number of residential or other buildings within a larger compound, typically a castle. Most castles would have had at least a honmaru goten (central bailey palace), if not a ninomaru goten (second bailey castle). For information on these "palaces," see the respective articles for individual castles.
御殿 (O: udun)
- In the Ryûkyû Kingdom, udun ("palaces") were the highest of three categories of residences or households, and the term survives in the names of numerous prominent mansions. The term dunchi is used to refer to the residences of jitô and others of similar rank.