御三家

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Cultural Literacy: Pop culture: 御三家 ---

御三家
go san ke
Top three

This originally referred to the top three Tokugawa families: 尾張(おわり), 紀州(きしゅう) and 水戸(みと)

It is used for various lists for people or entities.

  • three best schools
  • three best entertainers in a field or genre

For more go here:[1]

Also see: 三種の神器 (Three essential things)

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