Sprite animation of the Yashichi.

The Yashichi is a trademark pinwheel-like emblem created by Capcom, found in many of their video games in a similar way to Namco's Special Flag. It was based on the pinwheel from the TV show Mito Kōmon.[1][2]


It often restores the player's health or acts as a bonus point item. The symbol is an orange circle decorated with a stylized white cross that resembles a pinwheel.

The item appeared first in 1984, in Capcom's first title, Vulgus, as an enemy (it was also featured in Capcom's fifth title, Exed Exes, in a similar role). Since then, it has been featured in many other games in a far more benign role; in particular, it appeared in Mega Man as an item which fully restored health and weapon energy. It once again serves the same purpose in the series' tenth installment, Mega Man 10, and can only be found on the game's Easy difficulty setting.

List of Games featuring the YashichiEdit


The Yashichi and Cammy in a promotional art for 1942.


Side Arms Hyper Dyne.

CFE Hydron Ending

Hydron's Capcom Fighting Evolution ending.


  1. GameCenter CX Season 2 Episode 1 (Atlantis no Nazo), "I’d Like to Meet This Man" segment