I'm writing a book where several Japanese clans interact with one another in both formal and non-formal settings. I was wondering a few things.
- How did clan leaders greet one another? What would be the suffix attached to their name? Would they address them by family name or by a title?
- Would there be a difference in respect when meeting/visiting on one of the clans' lands? Would the visitor have a different method of address then?
I know this is a bit of an odd thing to ask, but I want to ensure that my book is as accurate in all cultures involved. I want to minimize as many mistakes as possible to ensure that the audience will focus on the plot, not the mistakes.
Edit: The gist of my question is that, while I know that Japanese clan leaders were called ex. Asahi-dono as a title, how would someone of this same rank address them?