The Fujimoto Family Joins the Ikebana Ascendancy

Day 882, 03:18 Published in Japan Japan by Kenji Fujimoto
The Fujimoto Family
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1. Fujimoto
2. Values
3. Structure
4. Want to Join?

Fujimoto or 藤本 comes from Fuji (藤) or Wisteria in English and moto (本) meaning base or root. The wisteria flower stands for Honor, Patience, Longevity, Love, and Victory over hardship. The flower itself is a climbing flower with its petals radiating out from the vine. It is every expanding spreading its beauty and lives a very long time making it part of history in families.

a Wisteria Garden at Kameido Shrine, also know as Tenmangu in Toyko

Japanese Culture
As symbols of love in the Japanese kabuki drama Fuji Musume (Wisteria Maiden), The Wisteria Maiden is depicted in a painting holding a wisteria branch, until one day she becomes smitten with a young man and steps out of the painting in an effort to capture his attention. Unfortunately, her attempts are futile. Her loves goes unrequited, and she sorrowfully steps back into the two-dimensional world of her lonely painting, still holding her weeping wisteria. Here the wisteria meaning and symbolism speaks of love lost, but also of the ability for the heart to endure in spite of rejection. In other words, here the weeping wisteria expresses sorrow, but it is also an incredibly durable vine, able to live (even flourish) through mistreatment and harsh conditions.
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Values of the Fujimoto Family
The Fujimoto Family seeks to develop a well mannered and orderly society in Japan. We follow the Bushido Code and its values of Rectitude (義, gi) Courage (勇, yuu) Benevolence (仁, jin) Respect (礼, rei) Honesty (誠, makoto or, 信shin) Honour (誉, yo) and Loyalty (忠, chuu). The Fujimoto Family provides its members with work, training, and healthcare to insure that they have a full life. We dedicate ourselves to open honest business and investments, experiencing and developing Japanese culture, Defending Japan, the Emperor and the Family Honor.

Structure of the Fujimoto Family
The Structure of the Fujimoto family follows the Kendo Ranking system.
- 10. Jūkyū (十級:じゅうきゅう)
- 9. Kukyū (九級:くきゅう)
- 8. Hachikyū (八級:はちきゅう)
- 7. Nanakyū, Shichikyū (七級:ななきゅう, しちきゅう)
- 6. Rokkyū (六級:ろっきゅう)
- 5. Gokyū (五級:ごきゅう)
- 4. Yonkyū (四級:よんきゅう)
- 3. Sankyū (三級:さんきゅう)
- 2. Nikyū (二級:にきゅう)
- 1. Ikkyū (一級:いっきゅう)
- 1.shodan (初段:しょだん)
- 2.nidan (二段:にだん)
- 3.sandan (三段:さんだん)
- 4.yondan (四段:よだん)
- 5.godan (五段:ごだん)
- 6.rokudan (六段:ろくだん)
- 7. Nanadan (七段:ななだん)
- 8.hachidan (八段:はちだん)
- 9.kyūdan (九段:きゅうだん)
- 10.jūdan (十段:じゅうだん)
- Fukusho (successor/second in command)
The Kyu ranks are for the Kohai and are awarded for each week of membership in the family. The Dan ranks are given to members who have proven themselves in the Kyu ranks or other activities and are for the Senpai in the family and are given a Kohai of a corresponding Kyu rank thus the most experienced Senpai have the least experienced Kohai. They may also be awarded by the family Kumicho if one has proven himself in other activities. Progression through the Dan ranks is awarded by merit as they carry great weight to them. The Fukusho is named by the Kumicho. The Kumicho or the family head is founder of the family and is responsible for running and organizing the family.

How to Join
If you would like to join the Fujimoto family and the Ikebana Ascendancy, simply send a message to the Ikebana Ascendency Organization or to Kenji Fujimoto
We are willing to take just about anyone right now that is interesting in joining the family. Land workers are especially welcome as it is the favored occupation of the Family.

Kenji Fujimoto
Fujimoto Family Kumicho