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The Ōoku refers to the harem of Edo Castle, the section where the women connected to the reigning Shogun resided. Similar areas in the castles of powerful Daimyo were also referred to by this term.

  • also known as Đại áo, Ooku, 大奧
  • part of Japan


"Ōoku" a.k.a. "Ooku" is the latest greatest hits album by Masami Okui, released on 6 February 2008. Ooku includes seven singles that she produced under her own record label company evolution along with three self-cover version of older songs.

  • genre: J-pop
  • released in (7 years ago)


  1. Ōoku was a Japanese drama produced by FujiTV. The story is set in the Edo period and is fiction set against a background of historical fact. The Ōoku was the part the ladies lived in Edo Castle.
  2. "Ōoku" a.k.a. "Oh! Oku" is a Japanese historic romantic drama film released on December 23, 2006, by Fuji Television. The film revolves around the Ejima-Ikushima affair of 1714. Director Tōru Hayashi and screenplay writer Taeko Asano also directed and wrote the 2005 television series of the same name on the Fuji Television.
  3. "Ōoku" a.k.a. "The Lady Shogun and Her Men" is a 2010 drama science fiction film directed by Fuminori Kaneko.

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