Please note: This article is about the Hanako family Founder. For other uses of the term, please see Hanako (disambiguation).
Seppun Hanako 
Born: 570 
Died: 637 
Titles: Imperial Chancellor,
Hanako family Founder

Seppun Hanako was a bushi of the Imperial Families and founder of the Hanako family.

Station Edit

Hanako reached her gempukku during the reign of Hantei XVI, originally a member of the Seppun Miharu. [1] Against all odds, she survived the Steel Chrysanthemum's rule, but Hanako witnessed countless atrocities during his reign. [2]

Imperial Chancellor Edit

Hanako promoted through the ranks until she was one of the personal guards for his successor, the young and inexperienced Hantei XVII. Eventually the Emperor learned of Hanako's research and works about how to reform the Empire's laws. [1] She eagerly agreed to assist him, and the Emperor named her his Chancellor, [2] and followed with Hantei XVIII. [3]

Articles of Heaven Edit

Hanako took this opportunity not only to correct the misdeeds of the previous emperor, but also to enact a variety of reforms into which she had put great thought. In 622, her reforms, called the Articles of Heaven, became the new basis for Rokugani law. [2] [4]

Vassal Family Edit

Hanako was granted her own vassal family, the Hanako. [5]

See also Edit

Preceded by:
Imperial Chancellor
(c. 622) - ?
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Hanako Daimyo
(c. 622) - ?
Succeeded by:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sword and Fan, p. 184
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Winter Court:Kyuden Asako, p. 24
  3. Emerald Empire: Third Edition, p. 94
  4. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 13
  5. Emerald Empire: Third Edition, p. 95

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