Please note: This article is about the Lion Clan Champion. For other uses of the term, please see Gempachi (disambiguation).
Akodo Gempachi 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Titles: Lion Clan Champion

Akodo Gempachi was the Lion Clan Champion who discovered one of Wenfu's swords, and wanted to know how it had been made. Ignoring Wenfu's gaijin background Gempachi immediately commisioned a blade. [1]

Wenfu, the Swordmithing Edit

Gempachi attended Imperial winter court at Kyuden Asako, the third time it was been held there. One of the visiting Lion samurai bought a bronze blade to Wenfu, and brought it to the winter court. Gempachi was amazed by the craft, and the Lion Champion quickly commissioned Wenfu a katana, supplying him with several bricks of tamahagane steel to craft it. In one month he got the blade, and impressed, Gempachi commissioned a second sword, a gift for the Emperor. Hantei Genji heared of his Phoenix heritage, and declared the man to be full-fledged Rokugani. Wenfu became his personal smith, and was bestowed with the Tsi family name. [2]

Preceded by:
Lion Clan Champion
c. 172 [3]
Succeeded by:


  1. Way of Samurai, p. 6
  2. Secrets of the Empire, p. 68
  3. Secrets of the Empire, p. 72

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