Takatomi is the Daimyo of Kyoto Province and helps to govern Japan by forming the council after the battle of Nagasaki 10 years ago. He is father of samurai trainee Emi. After the events of The Ring of Sky, he becomes Regent of Japan, replacing Shogun Kamakura who passed away. He will wait for his heir, Hidetada, to come of age before he steps down to allow him to be the new Shogun.