El líder militar, Toodoo Takatora decía: “the land belongs to the Koogi, and so do the people”.
Soogi se puede traducir como “plubic domain” o “state”.
En palabras del autor transcribo el sentido de Soogi: “It does not refer to any individual. The shogunate was Koogi, but not the shogun. Any Japanese, regardless of his caste, was thought of as member of the koogi, and, as such, had the duty to serve his part in it. All japanese were equal in this respect: that he or she had such a duty to the whole. This may be the Japanese theory of human society.” (página 110)