February 27, 2014

Poseidon of the East (8)


The Koi (黄医) is literally the "yellow doctor," so named because the kirin's golden hair. A koi (鯉) is a carp or goldfish, pun perhaps intended.

The Gomon (五門) or "five gates" are the outermost of the palace gates and its forward line of defense. The public government offices of the Outer Palace are accessible between the Gomon and the Chimon or Pheasant Gate (雉門).

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