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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

Kozuki Emblem

The emblem on an ally's ankle.

Those loyal to the family, even after Kurozumi Orochi slandered their name, 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 Sukiyaki; his son and the former daimyo of Kuri, Oden; the latter's wife, Toki; their son and heir, Momonosuke; and their daughter, Hiyori.[4]

The clan has retainers loyal to the family members. 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.

Notably, Oden had a group of nine extremely powerful men serving him as retainers, the "Nine Red Scabbards" led by Kin'emon.[8]

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
Kin'emon Denjiro * Kikunojo Kanjuro Raizo
Ashura Doji Inuarashi Nekomamushi Kawamatsu
Other Subordinates
Jibuemon Shinobu Izo * Shimotsuki Yasuie  Shimotsuki Ushimaru 
Fukurokuju  ????? *
Allies
Hyogoro Onimaru Tenguyama Hitetsu Toko Tama
Mt. Atama Thieves Tsuru ????? ????? ?????
????? ????? ????? ????? ?????
????? ????? ????? ????? ????? 
Affiliation
Mokomo Dukedom Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance Whitebeard Pirates 

  •  : 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.

The Kozuki Family existed for at least 800 years. The family also formed a bond with the Mink Tribe and agreed to help each other whenever one of them in trouble. On top of that, they invented the poneglyphs[5] that are scattered throughout the world in present time. Moreover, in the distant past, they had something to do with Wano Country's closed country policy. 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 and were bullied by locals, Oden rescued and befriended them, allowing his family to honor the ancient agreement between the two sides.

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, Raizo, and 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 Giolla, 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

Chapter 310
Luffy wearing a pattern similar to the Kozuki Family crest and standing in front of a pink oriental dragon, similar to the one that Momonosuke can turn into.
Luffy's Second Outfit During the Wano Country Arc
Luffy wearing similar armor along with a helmet.
  • A pattern similar to the family crest was presented on Luffy's samurai outfit on the cover of Chapter 310. The cover also features a pink oriental dragon, which is something that Momonosuke can turn into.
    • Luffy would later wear an almost identical set of armor while in Wano.[14]
  • 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.
  • The name Kozuki contains the kanji for "light" (?) and "moon" (?).
  • The male members of the family seem to have a food theme to their names: sukiyaki and oden are both Japanese dishes while "momo" (the first part of Momonosuke's name) means "peach".
  • Momonosuke and his retainers traveling to the future is the first canonical time travel in the series. It is the second overall, with the first being the Rainbow Mist in the anime-only 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. 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 (p. 13).
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 932 (p. 10), Kin'emon confirmed as the leader of the Nine Red Scabbards,
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 918 (p. 17) and Episode 908, 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 and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 909 (p. 13) and Episode 892, The Kozuki Family's retainers brief the Straw Hats on Wano.
  14. One Piece MangaChapter 959, Luffy wears the armor he wore on the color spread of chapter 310.

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Kozuki Family
Members
Main Family: Kozuki Sukiyaki   •  Kozuki Oden   •  Kozuki Toki   •  Kozuki Momonosuke  •  Kozuki Hiyori
Retainers: Nine Red Scabbards (Kin'emon  •  Raizo  •  Kanjuro  •  Inuarashi  •  Nekomamushi  •  Kikunojo  •  Kawamatsu  •  Ashura Doji  •  Denjiro *)  •  Izo   •  Jibuemon
Allies: Shinobu  •  Hyogoro  •  Fukurokuju  
Groups: Shimotsuki Family (Shimotsuki Ushimaru   •  Shimotsuki Yasuie   •  Toko  •  Onimaru)  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance (Mink Tribe  •  Straw Hat Pirates  •  Heart Pirates)  •  Mt. Atama Thieves  •  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  •  Daito Nitoryu  •  Kitsunebi-ryu  •  Ninjutsu  •  Kappa-ryu
Weapons Based: Enma  •  Ame no Habakiri  •  Soto Muso
Support: Voice of All Things
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Regions: Wano Country (Flower Capital  •  Kuri (Kuri Beach  •  Amigasa Village  •  Okobore Town  •  Bakura Town  •  Paradise Farm  •  Oden Castle))  •  Mokomo Dukedom
Story Arcs: Dressrosa Saga  •  Zou Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Others: Swordsmen (Samurai)  •  Poneglyph  •  Mountain God Incident
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Wano Country
Citizens
Flower Capital: Kurozumi Orochi  •  Urashima  •  Kyoshiro  •  Kuni  •  Kaku  •  Suke  •  Fukurokuju  •  Daikoku  •  Fujin and Raijin  •  Hanzo  •  Minatomo  •  Kumagoro  •  Kobe  •  Kisegawa  •  Tokijiro  •  Rakuda  •  Shimotsuki Yasuie   •  Bingo  •  Bongo  •  Bungo  •  Saki  •  Han  •  Kozuki Sukiyaki   •  Kurokoma *
Kuri: Kozuki Oden   •  Kozuki Toki   •  Kozuki Momonosuke  •  Kozuki Hiyori   •  Kin'emon  •  Kanjuro  •  Kikunojo  •  Tenguyama Hitetsu  •  Tama  •  Bunbuku  •  Komachiyo  •  Hihimaru  •  Tsuru  •  Ashura Doji  •  Gorobe
Ringo: Ryuma   •  Onimaru  •  Cho  •  Izo   •  Kikunojo   •  Shimotsuki Ushimaru 
Yo: Hitaki    •  Kikuhime   •  Toratsugu 
Beasts Pirates: Kaido  •  King  •  Queen  •  Jack  •  X Drake  •  Page One  •  Holdem  •  Kamijiro  •  Speed  •  Babanuki  •  Daifugo  •  Solitaire  •  Dobon  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Batman  •  Gazelleman  •  Mouseman  •  Snakeman  •  Rabbitman  •  Rokuro  •  Alpacaman  •  Madilloman  •  Numbers
Others: Raizo  •  Jibuemon  •  Kotetsu   •  Kawamatsu  •  Denjiro  •  Shinobu  •  Hyogoro  •  Omasa  •  Tsunagoro  •  Yatappe  •  Toko  •  Mountain God *  •  Lark 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Toki Toki no Mi   •  Artificial Devil Fruit  •  Fuku Fuku no Mi  •  SMILE  •  Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Tanuki  •  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  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Brachiosaurus  •  Mane Mane no Mi   •  Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Nue 
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Orochi Nitoryu  •  Daito Nitoryu  •  Kitsunebi-ryu  •  Ninjutsu  •  Kappa-ryu
Weapons: Katana  •  Shusui  •  Kitetsu (Shodai Kitetsu *  •  Nidai Kitetsu  •  Sandai Kitetsu )  •  Soto Muso  •  Enma  •  Ame no Habakiri
Support: Voice of All Things
Groups
Kozuki Family: Nine Red Scabbards  •  Shimotsuki Family  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance (Mink Tribe  •  Straw Hat Pirates  •  Heart Pirates)  •  Mt. Atama Thieves
Kurozumi Family: Orochi Oniwabanshu  •  Kyoshiro Family  •  Mimawarigumi
Beasts Pirates: Drake Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates
Other: Hitaki Family 
Regions
Flower Capital: Red-Light District  •  Rasetsu Town  •  Orochi's Castle  •  Sakyo  •  Bath House  •  Mt. Fuji  •  Ebisu Town
Kuri: Amigasa Village  •  Okobore Town  •  Bakura Town  •  Abandoned Village  •  Kuri Beach  •  Kuri Castle  •  Paradise Farm  •  Mt. Atama
Udon: Prisoner Mine (Rock Quarry)
Hakumai: Habu Port
Ringo: Northern Cemetery  •  Oihagi Bridge
Onigashima: Kaido's Residence
Yo: Capital  •  Mountain Temple
Other: Kibi
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Story Arcs: Thriller Bark Arc  •  Dressrosa Saga  •  Zou Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Others: Swordsmen (Samurai)  •  Poneglyph  •  Fire Festival  •  Monsters  •  One Piece x Kyoto  •  Sunacchi  •  Mountain God Incident
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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 (Nine Red Scabbards)  •  Mokomo Dukedom (Inuarashi Musketeer Squad  •  Guardians)
Allies: Riku Family  •  Elizabello II  •  Straw Hat Grand Fleet  •  Tama  •  Tenguyama Hitetsu  •  Mt. Atama Thieves  •  Udon's Former Prisoners  •  G-5   •  Centaur Patrol   •  O-Lin 
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: Haki  •  Black Leg Style  •  Electro  •  Ninjutsu
Weapon Based: Santoryu (Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui   •  Enma)  •  Sorcery Clima-Tact  •  Kuro Kabuto  •  Raid Suit  •  BF-37  •  Soul Solid  •  Kikoku  •  Kitsunebi-ryu  •  Kappa-ryu (Soto Muso)
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Locations: Wano Country (Flower Capital  •  Kuri  •  Udon  •  Ringo)  •  Punk Hazard  •  Dressrosa  •  Zou
Other: Super Rookie  •  Worst Generation  •  Will of 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 Wyper  •  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  •  Surume  •  Chadros Higelyges  •  Mocha  •  Kin'emon  •  Ucy  •  Sabo, Koala, and Hack  •  Elizabello II and Dagama  •  Gatz  •  Bellamy  •  Pedro  and Carrot  •  Pekoms  •  Vinsmoke Reiju  •  Pound *  •  Charlotte Chiffon  •  Charlotte Pudding  •  Tama and Komachiyo  •  Tenguyama Hitetsu  •  Tsuru  •  Hyogoro  •  Caribou
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  •  Impel Down's former prisoners   •  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  •  Mokomo Dukedom)  •  Fire Tank Pirates   •  Sun Pirates *  •  Germa 66 * (Vinsmoke Family)  •  WCI 31
Non Canon Allies
One Shots: Silk  •  Ann and Balloon  •  Dragon Team  •  Toriko and his allies
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Movies: Ganzo and Tobio  •  Akisu and Borodo  •  Mobambi and Karasuke  •  Adelle and Shuraiya Bascùd  •  Maya  •  Brief  •  Roba and Gonzo  •  Billy  •  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: Atoli and Dias  •  Popola  •  Gaburi  •  Pato  •  Yadoya
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