Sakan (Kokushi) (目 (国司))

Sakan was the fourth among the four official ranks of Shitokan under the ritsuryo legal code system.

The letter '目' for Sakan indicates the fourth rank of Kokushi, which corresponded to '主典' in the national government. Sakan was mainly in charge of recording the matters in the office and drafting official documents. Especially in the highest Ryoseikoku called Taikoku, Daisakan and Shosakan were established.

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