Ate okonai jo (充行状)

Ate okonai jo (also Ote okonai jo or ategai jo) was a style of document used during the medieval period. The term is derived from the fact that the two Chinese characters "充行" (ate okonai) are included in the text.

This style of document was used in samurai society during the medieval period as a proof of transfer for belongings, such as a shoen (manor). It was also used when samurai entitled their vassals to chigyo (the right to manage a territory).

Both official and private documents adopted the style of Ate okonai jo during in the medieval period.

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