The founder of the Kirihara Industries and leader of the Kyoto house, which aids the resistance
groups by giving them weapons and such. He is an elderly man whose wealth was off of sakuradite. During
the Kururugi Administration, he had a lot of influence to support the government as a behind-the-scenes
administrator. When Genbu Kururugi died he kept the news hidden from even the nation for a while.
Kirihara was the one that assigned Tohdoh to be Suzaku's sensei when Suzaku was younger.
He was later called a traitor of the Japanese following the Britannian invasion when it was
learned that he was helping Britannia, yet he was helping Japan by telling them some of the
Britannian's plans. He knew Lelouch and Nunnally when they were living at the Kururugi Shrine.
He also tells the Black Knights to trust Zero when Zero shows Kirihara who he is to get weapons
and funding for the knights">black knights. Kirihara was executed after the Black Rebellion for helping
lots of Resistance groups and betraying Britannia.