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Hata was a vertically-mounted banner mounted on a pole. It was used to mark the location of the Kaisha, the headquarters of his command, and the Daibutai. It allowed to their commander easy guide of the troop movements. [1] It was the source for the respected office of hatamoto, or 'banner bearer', for such advisors carried of the daimyo's words to the rest of his clan. [2]

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Akodo himself created after he reaiized it would be very easy for soldiers to lose track of their Kaisha and Daibutai. [3]


  1. Way of the Lion, p. 99
  2. Winter Court: Kyuden Seppun, p. 58
  3. Clan War: Lion Army Expansion, p. 60

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