Kinkei no ma shiko (錦鶏間祗候)

Kinkei no ma shiko is one of the licenses of the Imperial Court defined under the Constitution of the Empire of Japan. The purpose of this license was to treat the peerage and government officials for their distinguished services and contributions. This license was ranked next to Jako no ma shiko.

This license followed shiko shu license system of the Imperial Court during Edo period.

A person given this license was treated as the imperial appointee (the 26th class standing within the Imperial Court). For the practice of issuing this license, the licensee was selected among the imperial appointees who had been in the position for more than 5 years. Kinkei no ma was originally one of the rooms of Kyoto Imperial Palace, Gogakumon no ma (the study room).

Significant appointees

Tamaki SHISHIDO: Viscount, Genroin gikan, (councillor of Chamber of Elders or Senate) the member of Kizokuin (the House of Peers)

Michitoshi IWAMURA: Baron, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, the director general of the Hokkaido government, the member of Kizokuin, (the House of Peers) the imperial court councillor

Motohiko KAYATORI: Baron, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Genroin gikan, (councillor of Chamber of Elders or Senate) the Prefectural ordinance of Kumagaya Prefecture, the Prefectural ordinance of Gunma Prefecture

Morikata OKI: Baron, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure

Shigekata ITAMI: Baron, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Genroin gikan (councillor of Chamber of Elders or Senate)

Umashine OBATA: Baron, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure

Sadaaki SENDA: Baron, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure

Kiyoshi WATANABE: Baron

Itsumu (Yuai) TAKASAKI: Baron, Genroin gikan, (councillor of Chamber of Elders or Senate) the Governor of Tokyo Prefecture, Betto (administrator) of the household of Kitashirakawa no miya, the branch of the Japanese Imperial family.

Morimasa TAKEI: Baron, the Prefectural governor of Tottori Prefecture, the Prefectural governor of Ishikawa Prefecture, the privy councillor

Mamichi TSUDA: Baron, Dr. of law, Genroin gikan, (councillor of Chamber of Elders or Senate) the vice chairman of The House of Representatives

Moriteru NAGAYAMA: Baron, Genroin gikan (councillor of Chamber of Elders or Senate)

Shigeru NARAHARA: Baron, the president of Nippon Railway, Genroin gikan, (councillor of Chamber of Elders or Senate) the Prefectural governor of Okinawa Prefecture, the imperial court councillor

Amane NISHI: Keimoka, (illuminator) Baron, the principal of Tokyo normal school, Genroin gikan (councillor of Chamber of Elders or Senate)

Ichido HARADA: Army Major General, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure

Minoru FUKUHARA: Baron, Army Major General, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure

Yoshisuke HORIE: Army Major General, Genroin gikan, (councillor of Chamber of Elders or Senate) the member of the House of Representatives

Masanao MATSUDAIRA: Baron, the Prefectural governor of Miyagi Prefecture, the prefectural governor of Kumamoto Prefecture, the Undersecretary of the Interior, the privy councillor

Tadaakira ISHII: Genroin gikan, (councillor of Chamber of Elders or Senate) the Prefectural governor of Wakayama Prefecture

Motosuke NOMURA: Shonii, (Senior Second Court Rank) Baron, the First Order of Merit, the member of Kizokuin (the House of Peers)