Enkou was born to a rather unremarkable family, but one that loved him. He was the only child born to Hitomi Aiyoku and Jiro Aiyoku, his mother and father respectively. There was some concern over him at birth due to the Heterochromia Iridum issue. The best that the doctor’s could come up with was that it was a genetic mutation, as Hitomi had blue eyes and Jiro had brown. Hitomi was a stay at home mother, while Jiro was a blacksmith with his own forge and his own shop even employing two apprentices. So it stood to reason that Enkou would have had a spoiled life growing up, but he did not. His father wanted to teach him something, that there are no shortcuts through life. This started when he was old enough to start helping out, granted in small ways, around the house. Enkou helped his mother with the gardening, and in return he earned toys and free time to play with friends. If there was ever something that he wanted as he grew up, his parents would make an agreement with him. He would be able to earn the money to buy what he wanted, through helping out his parents.
As Enkou grew up, Jiro taught him several things. Around the age of eight Jiro started to teach Enkou how to play Shogi as he himself was a big fan of the game. Enkou ended up taking a liking to it and spent several months learning the game from his father. Then, one day Enkou approached his father with a proposition. They played five games of Shogi, if Enkou won four of the five then he would be able to enter the Shinobi Academy. This was something that he had brought up on his seventh birthday and was told that he would not be allowed in, but Enkou saw a way in a few months later when he saw his father playing Shogi with one of his apprentice’s. He thought the game was intriguing and it looked fun, so he waited and brought it up to his father to learn how to play. Jiro chuckled as his son explained his plan to him and set up the board to play. That day, they played five games and Enkou walked away with four wins. The following week he was enrolled into the academy.
It was three years later that Jiro knew Enkou would become a Genin in a year or two and thus be thrust into a world that worried him. He was frightened with the idea of losing his only child out in the world, so he approached his son. Jiro approached Enkou and offered to teach him in the arts of the Forge and how to work with metal. His hope, and that of Hitomi who had urged Jiro into doing this rather passionately, was that if Enkou was using weapons and armor he made himself it would improve his survival chances. Thus Enkou began to learn the ways of metalwork alongside his learning from the Academy.
A year and a half later Enkou graduated the Academy, and it was a few months after that when Jiro & Hitomi presented him with the jacket he now favors. They told him that Enkou was the thing that brought balance to their lives, as they could always find a way to balance work, their own lives, and raising him. It was something touching, and something that they told him he should always strive to do. Balance his shinobi life with his non-shinobi life. So he opted to take on the Yin-Yang symbol as part of a personal outlook on life. To try and always balance his life. It was also during this day that his parents told him, that while they are afraid of his life as a shinobi may be harmful to him. They have faith that he will always do his best.