You're in a really important position, heavy with power, but you can't carry all of that around with you, so you boil it all down to just a few merits.
The only problem with consolidating your merits like this is that raccoons (くん) are always trying to steal them. Raccoons really like shiny, small things. Like, say, the physical representation of all your personal and professional merits.
Currently there are no similar looking kanji which exist in the WaniKani learning system