Colors of for different court ranks and ranks of princes
Shinnô Ô (1st) Ô (2–5) 1st rank 2nd rank 3rd
rank
4th
rank
5th
rank
6th
rank
7th
rank
8th
rank
9th
rank
Suikô
603
                   
Murasaki Aoiro Aoiro Ake Ake Kiiro White Black
Kôtoku
647
                       
Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Asaki murasaki Asaki murasaki Ake Kon Midori Black
Kôtoku
649
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Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Asaki murasaki Asaki murasaki Koki ake Kon Midori Black
Tenji
664
                     
Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Asaki murasaki Asaki murasaki Koki ake Kon Midori Black
Tenmu
685
                       
Hanezu Hanezu Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Asaki murasaki Asaki murasaki Koki midori Asaki midori Koki sûo Asaki sûo
Jitô
690
                       
Hanezu Koki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Ake Ake Koki midori Asaki midori Koki hanada Asa hanada
Monmu
701
                        
Koki murasaki Koki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Koki ake Asaki hi Koki midori Asaki midori Koki hanada Asa hanada
Suiko
717–724
                        
Koki murasaki Koki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Koki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Koki aka Asaki hi Koki midori Asaki midori Koki hanada Asa hanada
(Kamakura) 1183–1333                            
Koki murasaki Koki murasaki Fukaki murasaki Black Black Black Black Asaki hi Koki midori Asaki midori Koki hanada Asa hanada
(Edo)
1603–1867
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? ? ? Black Black Black Black ? ? ? ? Asa hanada

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