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Rendezvous with Fate: Map of 1600's Japan with Ranma 1/2 political leaders :p 
16th-May-2006 10:06 pm
This is going to be large. So anyway it's behind a cut.

Everything I said before but in a map this time.

It took me an entire day to find all of the necessary pictures. Haha, even rank is specified. Also, their "Daimyo flags" or Daimyo sigils are there. All daimyo flags are based on previous daimyo who held that particular territory.

Ranma and Ikkasei's are behind them becuase there are two people in the map under "Saotome territory" and Sei's father (sugoshi) has an overloard, plus the Ikkasei seal that you see in the Imperial way is actually Japan's Prime Minister seal and I didn't want to toy with the prime minister *shudder*. The Kunos only have one becuase Kuno is still directly under his father, he hasn't earned the right for his own seal yet.

For more information on seals or mon, here's Wikipedia's easy explanation. [here] and Military communications in Feudal Japan [here]

Reminder, Tendo patriarch in Rend is dead. (I didn't put it on the map... but anyway). The guy posing as Sei's father (Ikkasei Sugoshi) was drawn by Rumiko Takahashi. Haha. He appears in Rumic World 1.

One province each dotted line (sanuki, sagami) , the ones grouped together is one 'do' or way which are represented by double dotted line (Tokaido etc).

Tokaido, East Sea Way: fifteen provinces. Fitats, Simusa, Katsusa, Awa, Musasi (Musashi), Sagami, Isu (Izu), Suruga, Kai, Tutumi and some other provinces I can't find.

So in the fic, the entire administrative division's head would be Happosai ruling the Tokaido. Ranma has Sagami. And Happosai stays at Musashi.

Ranma's han (fief) is in [12 Samurai Archives Map] (The Province of Sagami) which has a city called Kamakura where Rose Brier is. I relocated Nerima to Kamakura (yes, it's time for suspension of disbelief) to Kamakura so that there would only be one place for all of Ranma's cities.

Kuno land would be the Tosando, east mountain way: Dewa, Muts (Mutsu) Simotske, Kutske, Sinaro, Fida, Mino and Umi. Which by the way, is a large friggin amount of land. (7 in the PCL map)

Tendo land (2 on the PCL map) is Narikaido, South Sea way : Isje (Ise) and Kiu (Kii), Awa, Sanoki (Sanuki), Tosa, Ijo (Iyo), Awasi(Awaji) and Iga.

Although I'm placing both Ise and Kii in 5 (PCL MAP) so that Tendo land is surrounded by water.

I'm placing Ise and Kii as Ikaasei land along with Setsu (Settsu), Yamatsiro (Yamashiro), Yamato, Kawatsi (Kwatchi) and Izumi. This is Ikkaasei land. This is 5 on the PCL map bringing me an ordinate amount of trouble because this is Gokiraido or the Imperial Way.

All are their original groupings (1855) except Iga, Ise and Kii, which aren't supposed to be in Gokuraido (history wise) but rather part of Narikaido. However, I couldn't have the Saotome territory bordered by Tendo territory, so I merged lands.

Why 1855 and not 1600's well because in the 1600's everything was so messy because everyone just said, "I think I'll take over my neighbor, I'm stronger" then took land. I know, I'm cheating, somewhat. I don't have a 1600's political map anyway. Especially since I've rewritten history and Ieyasu Tokugawa isn't anywhere close to edo.

Map from Perry-Castaneda Library

Daimyo Flags (yes they really were the daimyo flags for that particular location in the 1500's-1600's) were courtesy of Flags of the World.

Ranma pictures were stolen all over the net.
16th-May-2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
Jesus Christ you're OC. :P Although I envy all your research--I'd never have that much patience.
16th-May-2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
... yeah. Actually, majority of my readers adore all the research, which is why I'm OC about it, I guess. And I had to PHOTOCOPY the entire Japanese collection in the Social Science department of UP. But it really makes me happy that it's appreciated.

Oh, how was your trip :p
16th-May-2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, nice. One day I hope to be able to do the same. :P

It was fuuuuuun. I'm trying to get around to making a decent update entry in this LJ, but so far I've been too lazy to do anything.
30th-Jul-2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
It's scary you put so much research into this story and this map is like the icon of all that research. Still, I love the minute details and the map helps a bit. So, keep up the good work!
31st-Jul-2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
I actually enjoy a lot of the research. It helps me ground the story and I learn a lot about the country's culture.

But, since it's old names of a foreign country as well as a different heirarchy than the Western King, Duke etc, I thought it would be difficult without something like this.

Thanks for the support and appreciation :)
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