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For other uses, see Shimotsuki (Disambiguation).

The Shimotsuki Family is a renowned and formerly powerful family from the Wano Country.[2]


The Shimotsuki Family crest consists of two crossed cutlasses.

This crest can be seen on the sign and uniforms of the Isshin Dojo in Shimotsuki Village. It also appears on the vests of Shimotsuki Yasuie's subordinates.[3][4] In Episode 956, when Tenguyama Hitetsu tells Roronoa Zoro about the family, the symbol appears again.


See also the associated category: Shimotsuki Family.
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Shimotsuki Family
?????  Shimotsuki Ryuma  Shimotsuki Ushimaru  Shimotsuki Yasuie  Toko *
Koushirou Kuina  Shimotsuki Kozaburo 
Onimaru Kurozumi Orochi  ????? ?



Centuries ago, Shimotsuki Ryuma became a well known swordsman in Wano to the point his actions became legends.

The Shimotsuki Family grew to become a respected family in Wano, having two of the country's regions entrusted to them.

Fifty-five years ago, Shimotsuki Kozaburo left Wano, and ended up in East Blue, where he saved a village from bandits. He eventually settled down there and started a family. Four years after his departure from Wano, he had a son, Koushirou.[5] When Koushirou was 27, his daughter Kuina was born. Twelve years later, Kuina fell down the stairs and died.[6]

In Wano, after Kurozumi Orochi and the Beasts Pirates took over, the known family members sided with the Kozuki Family, resulting in Ushimaru's death and Yasuie going into hiding for the next 20 years and fathering Toko. Yasuie sold his daughter to the Flower Capital, where she befriended Kozuki Hiyori and worked as her kamuro while Hiyori was the courtesan known as Komurasaki. Yasuie lived as a resident of Ebisu Town.

Wano Country Arc

Yasuie encountered Zoro and befriended him. He also helped members of the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance by providing them a place to stay in Ebisu Town. When the alliance's plans began falling apart due to Orochi and the Beasts Pirates discovering Kin'emon's secret message, Yasuie decided to sacrifice himself. After his capture, Yasuie altered the message and during his public execution, he claimed responsibility for the message prior to his demise. Toko, witnessing her father's death, mourned deeply for him.


  • "Shimotsuki" (霜月 frost moon?) fits most of the Wano Country families theme of having the kanji "Moon" in its name.
  • "Shimotsuki" is the old Japanese name for November.


  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 5 (p. 9) and Episode 2, Kuina makes her debut.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 953 (p. 5) and Episode 954, The Shimotsuki Family is mentioned by Kawamatsu.
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 94 Chapter 943 (p. 2).
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 962 (p. 3).
  5. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 (p. 80), Kozaburo's past is revealed.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 5 (p. 15) and Episode 19.

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