Takokushu (他国衆)

Takokushu is a territory of Sengoku daimyo (Japanese territorial lord in the Sengoku period [period of Warring States]). It also refers to an influential samurai family who was admitted to have a territory other than their main property in one's own province. Or, it refers to local samurai who lived in other region which was under the influence of daimyo other than their directly-controlled main territory in the Sengoku period.