Kano family 
Patron family: Yasuki family 
Clan: Crab Clan 
Founded: 2nd century 
Daimyo: Unknown

The Kano family was a vassal family in service to the Yasuki family of the Crab Clan.

Founding Edit

Toward the end of the life of Yasuki herself, a small group of her favored students came to live in the estate her son had built. Yasuki's own children had cast aside her traditions as artisans in the face of the Kakita's growing mastery. On her deathbed, her last act was to name her follower Yasuki Kano the keeper of her ways and granted him his own vassal family. [1]

Yasuki Defection Edit

When the Yasuki broke from the Crane, the Kano followed them into the Crab, and the Kano continued in their role as artisans providing goods to sell. [1]

Second Yasuki War Edit

During the Second Yasuki War, the Kano had been loyal to the Crab Clan, turning their arts to the smithing of steel weapons and armor and even sending their children to bushi schools. The other families of the Crab were impressed by the tiny, peaceful family's actions, and the name "Kano" became synonymous with "patriot." [1]

Holdings Edit

Kano Mura became their third ancestral home after leaving Yasuki's first palace to found their line and then leaving the lands near the Doji to live among the Crab. [1] The location of the keep was kept in secrecy, so that any war against the Crane would not result in their reclaiming the family. It was eventually renamed as Shiro Kano. [2]

Kano Daimyo Edit

Yasuki Kano 2nd century

See also Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Secrets of the Crab, p. 84
  2. The Atlas of Rokugan, p. 31

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