The Ministry of Spring (春官, Shunkan)[1] oversees the school system, ceremonies, rituals and festivals and is part of the Six Ministries. It is also known as the Ministry of Rights and the Ministry of Rites[2].


  • Daisouhaku (大宗伯) - The Minister of Religious Affairs.
  • Shousouhaku (小宗伯) - The vice-minister of the Ministry of Spring.
  • Shikan (史官) - Officials with unspecified roles, likely involved as chroniclers and keepers of historical records.


  1. Kanji, and Info
  2. The Twelve Kingdoms: Skies of Dawn, Tokyopop translation

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