Kakeguchi family 
Patron family: Hida family 
Clan: Crab Clan 
Founded: 1st century 
Daimyo: Kakeguchi Haruto

The Kakeguchi family were vassals to the Hida family. They were one of the oldest vassal families, and were descendants of some of Hida's original followers. [1]

Origins Edit

Kakeguchi was a friend of Hiruma, and when the Crab family founders left on the quest given to them by Hida, he stayed behind to protect the clan. When they returned, Kakeguchi and his brothers continued their vigil.

Later, Kakeguchi was keeping watch when his brother, Jakuchu, came to him. He told Kakeguchi that he was angry with Hida because Hiruma and the others were rewarded for leaving the clan behind while Kakeguchi stayed to his post and was rewarded with nothing. Kakguchi chastised his brother, saying, "We all must play our parts, Jakuchu. I do not do what I do with thought of reward. Hiruma's title is not a plaything; the family Hida has granted him will be as much a burden as a reward. That is his destiny. It is our destiny to guard Hida, and if you do not understand that you are not my brother."

Jakuchu was shamed and promised to stand by his brother loyally for the rest of his days. Hida overheard this and joined them. He promised that Kakeguchi's name was always be remembered for the wisdom of both brothers, and their descendants would take his name alongside the Hida name. Jakuchu eagerly asked to be the first to swear fealty to his brother's name. [1]


They are usually officers in the Hida armies or magistrates protecting the Hida provinces. They almost exclusively train in Hida Bushi school. At least once a generation, a Kakeguchi is raised alongside the Hida daimyo's heirs, as a gesture of friendship and loyalty. [2]

Samurai of the Kakeguchi Edit

Holdings Edit

Kakeguchi daimyoEdit

Kakeguchi 1st century
Kakeguchi Reiha's Uncle c. 1158
Kakeguchi Haruto's father  ? - 1198
Kakeguchi Haruto 1198

See also Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Secrets of the Crab, p. 23
  2. Secrets of the Crab, p. 24

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