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The Kozuki Family is a formerly powerful family that once ruled over Wano Country until their downfall twenty years ago.[3] The family has existed for centuries[4] in which they invented the poneglyphs[5] and became friends with the people of the Mokomo Dukedom.[6]

CrestEdit

The crest of the Kozuki Family depicts a crane-like bird with a glowing orb in its chest and spread wings. Around the bird figure, there is a circle with four sprout-like symbols coming from it at each ordinal direction.[4]

Retainers of the Kozuki Family have this crest tattooed in their bodies in order to allow recognition. The crest can also be found in locations affiliated with the family.[4]

EmblemEdit

Those loyal to the family, even after Kurozumi Orochi's slanders, have a crescent moon tattooed on their ankles to mark their loyalty yet remain hidden in Wano.[7]

MembersEdit

See also the associated category: Kozuki Family.

The Kozuki Family was a clan of master craftsmen, specializing in stonemasonry. The earliest known ancestors created the Poneglyphs during the end of the Void Century. Confirmed members of this family are former shogun Kozuki Sukiyaki, his son and the former daimyo of Kuri, Kozuki Oden, the latter’s wife, Kozuki Toki, their son and heir Kozuki Momonosuke, and missing daughter Kozuki Hiyori.[4]

The clan has retainers loyal to the family members. Some of Oden's retainers have been introduced: two are from Wano Country—KanjuroRaizo[6]—and two from Mokomo DukedomInuarashi and Nekomamushi. All of them bear the Kozuki Family crest on their bodies as a way of identification.[4] Jibuemon was the retainer of Sukiyaki and remained loyal to the family even during Orochi's reign.

Nine of Oden's retainers were known as the "Nine Red Scabbards" (赤鞘九人男 Akazaya Ku-nin Otoko?), who are led by Kin'emon.[8]

Other than those, Kiku and a kasa wearing individual has been seen serving the family twenty years ago. On gravestones in a cemetery near Oden's Castle in Kuri there are two unnamed gravestones.[9]

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Kozuki Family
Kozuki Sukiyaki * Kozuki Oden  Kozuki Toki  Kozuki Momonosuke Kozuki Hiyori *
Oden's Retainers
Kin'emon
Other Retainers
Kanjuro Raizo Inuarashi Nekomamushi
Sukiyaki's Retainers
Jibuemon
Servants
Kiku Kawamatsu Denjiro ????? Shutenmaru  
Allies
Shinobu ????? ????? ????? ?????
????? ????? ????? ?????
Affiliation
Mokomo Dukedom Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance

  •  : the character is deceased.
  •  *: the character's status is unknown. Hovering the symbol may give further details.
  •  : the character is non-canon.
  •  : the character is no longer part of this group. Hovering the symbol may give further details.


HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Kozuki Family Carving Poneglyphs

Kozuki members creating the Poneglyphs.

800 years ago, the Kozuki Family invented the poneglyphs.[5] Over 20 years ago, they ruled Wano Country.[3] Kozuki Oden was the son of shogun at the time, Kozuki Sukiyaki, but Oden was exiled from the Flower Capital for getting into violent fights. He then went to the Kuri region, a lawless area where criminals roamed free, where he defeated the strongest of them and worked to make Kuri a better place, becoming the daimyo of Kuri. When Nekomamushi and Inuarashi drifted to Wano Country, Oden befriended them, allowing his family to form a bond with the Mink Tribe.

Before Oden could open Wano's borders to the world, he was executed by the new shogun of Wano, Kurozumi Orochi, while Kaido burned down Oden Castle. Oden's wife, Toki, used her power to send their son Momonosuke and his retainers Kin'emon, Kanjuro, and Raizo, as well as another servant, Kiku, twenty years into the future.[10] With Oden's death, the family's knowledge of how to read the text on the poneglyphs and write its language ended.[5]

After arriving at the future, Momonosuke and the retainers discovered how much Wano had changed over the years, but they discovered allies they could still count on. Momonosuke and his retainers decided to travel to Zou to enlist aid from the Mink Tribe, and Kin'emon pretended to be his father in order to avoid drawing attention. However, as they departed Wano, they were discovered by the Beasts Pirates.[11] On the way to Zou, they were shipwrecked, which caused Raizo to be separated from them. They ended up on Dressrosa, where they were chased by the guards. Momonosuke stowed away on a ship heading for Punk Hazard, and Kanjuro sacrificed himself in order to allow Kin'emon to head for Punk Hazard.

Momonosuke was kept in Caesar Clown's facility on Punk Hazard with other children he was experimenting on. Momonosuke ate Vegapunk's Artificial Devil Fruit out of hunger and ended up in the garbage dump after being chased by the guards.

Dressrosa SagaEdit

Punk Hazard ArcEdit

Luffy discovered Momonosuke inside the trash heap, and the two managed to escape. After escaping from the facility, Momonosuke reunited with Kin'emon, and the two headed with the Straw Hats to Dressrosa to rescue Kanjuro.

Dressrosa ArcEdit

Momonosuke was put on the team protecting the Thousand Sunny because Kin'emon forbade him from going on the island. His group was attacked and turned into art by Jora, but Brook tricked and defeated her, returning them to normal. Law then arrived and told the Sunny crew to head for Zou with Caesar, which they did. They were chased by the Big Mom Pirates during the journey, but managed to escape.

They arrived on Zou the next day, and chased off the remaining Beasts Pirates that were devastating the island. They then went to work on healing the Mink Tribe which the pirates had poisoned. However, Momonosuke did not feel well and stayed in his room.

Yonko SagaEdit

Zou ArcEdit

Momonosuke reunited with Kin'emon and Kanjuro when they made it onto Zou several days later, and the minks took them to Raizo's location. During this, Momonosuke and the retainers revealed the true purpose of their mission to the Straw Hats. Upon Momonosuke's request, Luffy agreed to ally his pirate alliance with the samurai and the minks, creating the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance.[2] The Kozuki Family then decided to head back to Wano Country with the Heart Pirates and part of the Straw Hat Pirates, under the cover of Law's submarine. However, Momonosuke decided to stay on Zou to further communicate with Zunisha, and Inuarashi agreed to stay behind with him as well.[12]

Wano Country ArcEdit

Sometime after returning to Wano, the retainers hid with the Straw Hats and briefed them on the politics in Wano before splitting way to gather allies while the pirates assimilate themselves with the residents under false identities.[13]

TriviaEdit

  • Its name contains the kanji for "light" (?) and "moon" (?).
  • In Chapter 816, the clan was introduced as the "Kogetsu Family". However, the subsequent chapter changed it to "Kozuki". Both share the same meaning and kanji characters. This is fixed in the Volume release, where the dialog was changed to "Kozuki" in Chapter 816.
  • A pattern similar to the family crest was presented on Luffy's kimono on the cover of Chapter 310. Also on the cover there is a pink, flying dragon.
  • Roger is the only person that was able to read and write the Poneglyph's language without being taught by Kozuki Family due to his ability of hear the voice of all things albeit limited as stated by Rayleigh.
  • Momonosuke, his three retainers, and Kiku's traveling to the future is the second time travel in the series, with the first being the anime only Rainbow Mist in the Ruluka Island Arc.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 684 (p. 19) and Episode 609, Momonosuke makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 819 (p. 8-12) and Episode 771, Momonosuke, the last living heir of his family, takes command.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 91 Chapter 914 (p. 8-9), Tsuru talks about the history of Kuri.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 817 (p. 3-9) and Episode 768, The Kozuki clan is revealed in depth.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 818 (p. 13) and Episode 770, Nekomamushi reveals the origin of the poneglyphs and the Kozuki clan.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 816 (p. 13-17) and Episode 767, Kin'emon mentions he is a retainer of the Kozuki Family.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 91 Chapter 920.
  8. One Piece MangaChapter 932 (p. 10), Kin'emon confirmed as the leader of the Nine Red Scabbards,
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 91 Chapter 918 (p. 17), The graveyard at Oden's Castle ruins is shown.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 91 Chapter 920.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 91 Chapter 920.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 822 (p. 4-5) and Episode 776, The Kozuki Family decides their next move as part of the Ninja-Pirate-Mink Samurai Alliance.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 90 Chapter 909 (p. 13), The Kozuki Family's retainers brief the Straw Hats on Wano.

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Kozuki Family
Members
Main Family: Kozuki Sukiyaki   •  Kozuki Oden   •  Kozuki Toki   •  Kozuki Momonosuke  •  Kozuki Hiyori *
Retainers: Oden's retainers (Nine Red Scabbards (Kin'emon)  •  Kanjuro  •  Raizo  •  Inuarashi  •  Nekomamushi)  •  Sukiyaki's retainers (Jibuemon)
Servants: Kiku  •  Kawamatsu  •  Denjiro
Allies: Shutenmaru    •  Shinobu
Groups: Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance (Mink Tribe  •  Straw Hat Pirates  •  Heart Pirates)  •  Roger Pirates   •  Whitebeard Pirates 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Toki Toki no Mi   •  Artificial Devil Fruit  •  Fuku Fuku no Mi  •  Juku Juku no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Kitsunebi-ryu  •  Ninjutsu
Other: Voice of All Things
Related Articles
Regions: Wano Country (Flower Capital  •  Kuri (Kuri Beach  •  Amigasa Village  •  Okobore Town  •  Bakura Town  •  Paradise Farm  •  Oden Castle))
Story Arcs: Dressrosa Saga  •  Zou Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Others: Swordsmen (Samurai)  •  Poneglyph
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Wano Country
Citizens
Flower Capital: Kurozumi Orochi  •  Urashima  •  Kyoshiro  •  Kuni  •  Kaku and Suke  •  Fukurokuju  •  Daikoku  •  Fujin and Raijin  •  Hanzo  •  Komurasaki  •  Toko  •  Minatomo  •  Kamazo  •  Kumagoro  •  Kobe  •  Kisegawa  •  Tokijiro  •  Rakuda  •  Kozuki Sukiyaki   •  Bingo 
Kuri: Kozuki Oden   •  Kozuki Toki   •  Kozuki Momonosuke  •  Kozuki Hiyori *  •  Kin'emon  •  Kanjuro  •  Raizo  •  Kiku  •  Tenguyama Hitetsu  •  Tama  •  Komachiyo  •  Hihimaru  •  Tsuru  •  Shutenmaru  •  Shinobu  •  Kawamatsu  •  Denjiro  •  Gorobe
Kibi: Jibuemon  •  Tonoyasu
Yo: Hitaki   •  Kikuhime   •  Toratsugu 
Beasts Pirates: Kaido  •  King  •  Queen  •  Jack  •  X Drake  •  Page One  •  Holdem  •  Kamijiro  •  Speed  •  Dobon  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Batman  •  Gazelleman  •  Mouseman  •  Alpacaman
Others: Ryuma   •  Izo  •  Kotetsu   •  Hyogoro  •  Lark 
Groups: Kozuki Family (Nine Red Scabbards  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance (Mink Tribe  •  Straw Hat Pirates  •  Heart Pirates))  •  Kurozumi Family (Orochi Oniwabanshu  •  Kyoshiro Family)  •  Beasts Pirates (Drake Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates)  •  Hitaki Family 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Toki Toki no Mi   •  Artificial Devil Fruit  •  Fuku Fuku no Mi  •  SMILE  •  Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth  •  Wara Wara no Mi  •  Juku Juku no Mi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Spinosaurus  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Yamata no Orochi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pteranodon  •  Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Nue 
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Kitsunebi-ryu  •  Ninjutsu
Weapons: Katana  •  Shusui   •  Kitetsu (Shodai Kitetsu *  •  Nidai Kitetsu  •  Sandai Kitetsu )
Other: Voice of All Things
Related Articles
Regions: Flower Capital (Red-Light District  •  Orochi's Castle  •  Sakyo  •  Northern Cemetery)  •  Kuri (Kuri Beach  •  Amigasa Village  •  Okobore Town  •  Bakura Town  •  Paradise Farm  •  Atamayama  •  Oden Castle)  •  Udon  •  Habu Port  •  Kibi (Ebisu)  •  Onigashima  •  Yo 
Story Arcs: Thriller Bark Arc  •  Dressrosa Saga  •  Zou Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Others: Monsters  •  Swordsmen (Samurai)  •  Poneglyph  •  Fire Festival  •  One Piece x Kyoto
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Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance
Leaders: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Kozuki Momonosuke  •  Inuarashi  •  Nekomamushi
Groups: Straw Hat Pirates  •  Heart Pirates  •  Kozuki Family  •  Mink Tribe (Inuarashi Musketeer Squad  •  Guardians)
Ships: Thousand Sunny  •  Polar Tang
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Hana Hana no Mi  •  Hito Hito no Mi  •  Yomi Yomi no Mi  •  Artificial Devil Fruit  •  Fuku Fuku no Mi  •  Juku Juku no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Black Leg Style  •  Electro  •  Haki  •  Ninjutsu
Weapon Based: Santoryu  •  Art of Weather  •  Usopp's Arsenal  •  Raid Suit  •  BF-37  •  Soul Solid  •  Kikoku  •  Kitsunebi-ryu
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Locations: Wano Country  •  Punk Hazard  •  Dressrosa  •  Zou
Other: Super Rookie  •  Worst Generation  •  Will of the D.  •  Samurai  •  Voice of All Things  •  Fire Festival
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Straw Hat Pirates' Allies
Canon Allies
Individuals: Shanks  •  Koby  •  Rika  •  Boodle  •  Chouchou  •  Gaimon  •  Kaya and Merry  •  Johnny and Yosaku  •  Gin  •  Nojiko and Genzo  •  Igaram  •  Dorry and Brogy  •  Dalton and Kureha  •  Portgas D. Ace   •  Matsuge  •  Hasami  •  Pell  •  Nefertari Cobra  •  Bentham  •  Gan Fall and Pierre  •  Conis, Su and Pagaya  •  Aisa and Wiper  •  Nola  •  Kokoro, Chimney, and Gonbe  •  Yokozuna  •  Oimo and Kashi  •  Camie, Pappag, and Hatchan  •  Silvers Rayleigh  •  Boa Hancock  •  Haredas  •  Heracles  •  Perona  •  Buggy  and Galdino   •  Emporio Ivankov  •  Inazuma  •  Crocodile  and Daz Bonez   •  Bartholomew Kuma   •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Dracule Mihawk  •  Billy  •  Surume  •  Brownbeard  •  Mocha  •  Ucy  •  Sabo  •  Elizabello II and Dagama  •  Gatz  •  Bellamy  •  Pedro  and Carrot  •  Pekoms  •  Vinsmoke Reiju  •  Pound *  •  Charlotte Chiffon  •  Charlotte Pudding  •  Zeus  •  Tama and Komachiyo  •  Tenguyama Hitetsu  •  Tsuru and Kiku
Organizations: Red Hair Pirates  •  Usopp Pirates  •  Baratie Staff  •  Saruyama Alliance  •  Galley-La Company  •  Franky Family  •  Thriller Bark Victim's Association (Rolling Pirates)  •  Rosy Life Riders  •  Kuja Pirates  •  Kamabakka Kingdom and Newkama Land  •  Whitebeard Pirates and Subordinates  •  Revolutionary Army  •  Ryugu Kingdom (Neptune Family)  •  G-5   •  Tontatta Kingdom  •  Chinjao Family  •  Dressrosa (Corrida Colosseum  •  Riku Family)  •  Straw Hat Grand Fleet (Beautiful Pirates  •  Barto Club  •  Happo Navy  •  Ideo Pirates  •  Tontatta Pirates  •  New Giant Warrior Pirates  •  Yonta Maria Grand Fleet)  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance (Heart Pirates  •  Kozuki Family  •  Mink Tribe)  •  Fire Tank Pirates   •  Sun Pirates *  •  Germa 66 * (Vinsmoke Family)
Non Canon Allies
One Shots: Silk  •  Ann and Balloon  •  Dragon Team  •  Toriko and his allies
Specials: Medaka, Herring, and Skid  •  Meroie and Hamu  •  Maccus, Bonney, Amanda, Milia, and Holy  •  Randolph Theater members  •  Toriko and his allies  •  Dragon Team  •  Diego and Regis  •  Foxy Pirates  •  Kinoconda  •  Myskina Olga, Myskina Acier, Elizabeth, and Chavez
Movies: Ganzo and Tobio  •  Akisu and Borodo  •  Mobambi and Karasuke  •  Adelle and Shuraiya Bascùd  •  Maya  •  Brief  •  Roba and Gonzo  •  Schneider and Buzz  •  Kuzan  •  Mobston and Gari  •  Z  •  Carina  •  Raise Max  •  Rikka
Filler Arcs: Apis and Ryu  •  Tajio  •  Kodama  •  Zenny Pirates  •  Pumpkin Pirates  •  Mekao and Kobato  •  Foxy, Porche, and Hamburg  •  Phoenix Pirates  •  Sayo, Lina, and Nukky  •  Yoko and Boss  •  Little East Blue residents  •  Panz Fry and Lily Enstomach  •  Sea Animal Pirates  •  Desire
Games: Dias  •  Popola  •  Gaburi  •  Pato  •  Yadoya
Events: Dragon Team and Astro Boy and his team  •  Dragon Team and Kankichi Ryotsu  •  Hakuto  •  Toratsugu