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
|Fideyoxi||1585-1591 (Taikō, 1591-1598)||Ôgimachi, Go-Yózei|
|Council of Regents||1598-1613||Go-Yózei, Go-Mizunoo|
Quampaku of the post-Toyotomi Era
Italics in the Emperor column indicate a child-Emperor
|Fujiwara Nagafiko||1735-1740||Kômon, Go-Kômon|
Sexxô of the post-Toyotomi Era
See also List of Emperors of Japan
Main page: Toyotomi Japan