The Captain of the Imperial Guard is a title given to the leader of the Seppun Miharu, the bodyguards protecting the Emperor. There were several minor captains at a time, who came from any of the clans. [1]

Assistants Edit

The Captains were assisted by Kitsu Sodan Senzo in each of the Imperial City gates. They watched any who entered into Otosan Uchi, passing underneath a crystal torii arch, which would glow if they were Tainted. [1]

Known Captains of the Imperial Guard Edit

This is a list of the known Captain of the Imperial Guard:

Seppun Daiori 1112 - ?
Seppun Ishikawa  ? - 1127
Toku 1129 - ?
Yotsu Irie 1160 - 1168
Seppun Motaru (c. 1168)
Shiba Naoya 1169 - 1169


  1. 1.0 1.1 Otosan Uchi:Book 2, p. 23

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