A Chrysanthemum Blossom

The Chrysanthemum, known in rokugani as 'Kiku', [1] was a perennially blooming flower which grew in a variety of colors. It was also known as the sun flower, and it was considered the blessed blossom of the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu. [2]

Imperial Symbol[edit | edit source]

The Chrysanthemum was the symbol of the Hantei Dynasty, representing their ties to the Sun Goddess and Hantei's position as pre-eminent among all the Kami, [3] so it became the Imperial symbol of Rokugan. [4] Items, documents or clothing marked thusly were the personal property of the Emperor and were considered sacred objects. [citation needed] No other person or group in Rokugan was allowed to display the chrysanthemum device. The Seppun were allowed to use the chrysanthemum in their family mon, but only as part of a larger emblem. [5]

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See Also[edit | edit source]


  1. GM's Survival Guide, p. 13
  2. Way of the Dragon, p. 44
  3. Masters of Magic, p. 156
  4. Chrysanthemum Blossom (Glory of the Empire flavor)
  5. Secrets of the Empire, p. 109

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