Senior lady-in-waiting (老女)

The senior lady-in-waiting (`Rojo`) was the most senior high ranking woman serving a samurai or a noble.
It is also called otoshiyori (a lady who controls the servants in O-oku) in O-oku (the inner palace of Edo Castle.)

Notable Individuals who worked in Senior lady-in-waiting Roles

Ikushima (senior lady-in-waiting associated with Tenshoin - the wife of Iesada TOKUGAWA, the 13th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan)

Ejima (senior lady-in-waiting associated with Shogun Ietsugu TOKUGAWA, the 7th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, the mid Edo period)

Konoshima (lady-in-waiting associated with the Edo residence maintained by the Satsuma Domain, the end of the Edo period)

Kameoka (senior lady-in-waiting for Tadahiro KONOE of the Konoe family)

Takiyama (senior lady-in-waiting for Iesada TOKUGAWA, the 13th Shogun and Iemochi TOKUGAWA, the 14th Shogun)

Noriko TSUZAKI (senior lady-in-waiting for Tadahiro KONOE of the Konoe family)

YAJIMA no Tsubone (wet nurse for Ietsuna TOKUGAWA, the 4th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, then senior lady-in waiting during the Ietsuna's period)