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Ōmitakara
An ancient expression referring to the emperor's subjects. Similar compounds include kōmin, tami, minsho, hyakushō, jinmin, shomin, shojin, banmin, himin, okuchō, shūsho, reimin, reisho, reigen, ryōjin, kyojin, kokō, ninpu, jinbutsu, motomotosōsei, gyōgyōkenshu. Originally ōmitakara was written as ², indicating farmers who cultivated the imperial rice fields. The later Kojikiden (1822) and Engishiki norito kōgi (1848) regarded the people as the precious treasure of the emperor and so #333;mitakara was interpreted using the character for "treasure," to imply "all the people of the country."

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