和田助家合戦注文 (Migita Sukeie kassen chūmon)

Migita Sukeie submitted a second document six days after the first, recounting the seige of Chihaya on 4.20.1333. Kamakura’s attackers attempted to undermine the defenses of Chihaya castle. A Migita retainer (wakatō) named Akimune was shot by an arrow slightly to the right of his hip bone, and the administrators added the notation “medium” to describe this wound. Although these documents were submitted within six days of each other, slight distinctions exist in their handwriting. “Chihaya” castle, for example, was written with different characters than the previous document. Of the two battle administrators who affixed their monogram to the previous document, one, Sadakane, added his signature here, but he was joined by a certain Kagekiyo.

The Migita , Sukeie, a of Izumi Province [at the battle of] Chihaya CastleWhile digging underneath the embankment the tower below the main gate’s towerThe Shinsaburō Akimune was shot slightly to the right [medium] of the hipbone

Therefore, the report is thus

The , fourth month twentieth day

Sadakane

Sukekage

 

和田助家合戦手負注文

(端裏書)
「和田修理亮進 正慶二四廿」

和泉國御家人和田修理亮助家 茅破屋城

大手箭倉の下の岸を堀之時今日四月廿日若黨

新三郎顕宗腰骨をすこし右へよりて被射候了

仍注進如件

正慶二年四月廿日

定兼(花押)

資景(花押)

Not originally specified in the ritsuryō system, those with this title might have been tasked with upkeep and maintenance of imperial buildings, but by this time the post may have been mostly ceremonial rather than functional
While this is a broad and difficult-to-define term, those called gokenin are agreed to have had some kind of ties to and were recognized by the bakufu
a young retainer
c.1333