Kikuo

Japanese - A servant of Tsugaru. He and his master escaped when enemies seized Tsugaru's land and castle and, when Tsugaru died, Kikuo planted hosts of chrysanthemums round his grave. When Kikuo himself fell ill, the spirits of the chrysanthemums appeared, in the form of children, to tend him as he had tended them but he was fated to die within thirty days. The chrysanthemums he had planted disappeared and when others were planted round his own grave they died. Sometimes called Kikuo.

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