Eii was a high-ranking retainer in the service of Niu Masamune. He usually served as man-servant for Lady Niu. Despite his doltish appearance, he was an efficient servant and probably more perceptive and capable of independent thought than one might suspect.
He was a large, hulking figure with a lumpy, pock-marked face. His vacant expression at first made Sano Ichirō think that this was a simpleminded servant kept on for some reason involving obligation or sentiment. But Sano saw an unmistakable flash of intelligence - wary, measuring - in the tiny eyes that met his for an instant, while he was the first time at the Niu yashiki.
|Sano clan||Sano Ichirō • Reiko • Masahiro • Akiko • Etsuko • Sano Shutarō|
|Yangisawa clan||Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu • Lady Yanagisawa • Yoritomo • Kikuko • Yoshisato|
|Hirata clan||Hirata • Midori • Taeko • Tatsuo • Chiyoko|
|Tokugawa clan||Tokugawa Tsunayoshi • Ienobu|
|Niu clan||Niu Masamune • Lady Niu • Niu Masahito • Niu Yukiko|