Choshu Compendium: The Sword and the Chrysanthemum

Choshu Compendium: The Sword and the Chrysanthemum

This page rose out of two separate fandom efforts — first the (now quiet) livejournal edo_meiji community and second — a massive resource for fans roleplaying historical Choshu samurai. Because several groups of fans were already covering Shinsengumi and Satsuma content in the LJ community, the maintainers focused on the Choshu only. This site was formerly housed at but due to a few lapses, the domain is no longer went quiet a few years back  but given the uptick in interest in the turbulent Bakufu period in anime fandom, we’ll be updating this site again!

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