Chikan administrator of interior

Minister of Interior of Kei.

The Ministry of Earth (地官, Chikan)[1] is charged with domestic affairs such as managing the land and controlling the kingdom's census. It is also known as the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Lands.


  • Daishito (大司徒) - The Minister of Land Affairs. Known also the Chief Clerk.[2]
  • Shoushito (小司徒) - The vice-minister of the Ministry of Earth. Works under the Daishito managing smaller divisions.
  • Suijin (遂人) - The chief of land affairs, manages land affairs and territory control. Known also as the adjutant to the chief clerk[2].
  • Denryou (田猟) - Maintain population records for taxation purposes. Known also as "field wards"[2].


  1. Kanji, and Info
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Twelve Kingdoms: The Vast Spread of the Seas, Tokyopop translation

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