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Shimotsuki Kozaburo is a member of the Shimotsuki Family and a swordsmith who crafted the O Wazamono Meito Wado Ichimonji and Enma. He was born in Wano Country but illegally departed from there 55 years ago[1] and eventually settled down in what became Shimotsuki Village in the East Blue, where he fathered a son named Koushirou. He is also the grandfather of Koushirou's deceased daughter Kuina.[2]

PersonalityEdit

Kozaburo appeared to be adventurous in his past, as he departed from Wano to adventure despite that being illegal. He was also caring, as he helped to save a village in the East Blue from bandits.[2]

Abilities and PowersEdit

CraftsmanshipEdit

According to Hitetsu, Kozaburo is a legendary master swordsmith whose craftmanship was known far and wide. His known masterpieces being two of the 21 O Wazamono swords Wado Ichimonji and Enma, the latter which has the supernatural ability to absorb the wielder's Busoshoku Haki.[1]

SwordsmanshipEdit

As a samurai of Wano, Kozaburo is a highly skilled in swordsmanship, having protected a village from bandits and trained them in swordsmanship. Kozaburo's knowledge of Wano swordsmanship including the Ryuo concept of Busoshoku Haki. 

HistoryEdit

Kozaburo forged the swords Wado Ichimonji and Enma, which were classified as O Wazamono Meito.[1] Fifty-five years ago, he illegally set out to sea. He eventually ended up in a village in the East Blue and helped save it from bandits. He fell in love with a woman while training the villagers in swordsmanship, and decided to stay in the village. Four years later, he fathered a son named Koushirou.

He was still living in the village around a decade before the present day, as Roronoa Zoro once overheard him use the cry "Sunacchi" while training.[2][3]

TriviaEdit

  • Kozaburo's name has the same structure as his son Koushirou's, as both names begin with Kou and end with rou, and contain a number in the middle: zabu meaning three and shi meaning four.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 955 (p. 16-17), Hitetsu first mentions Kozaburo.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 (p. 80), Kozaburo's actions are explained in detail.
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 955 (p. 9), Zoro talks about Kozaburo.

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Shimotsuki Family
Members: Shimotsuki Kozaburo  •  Koushirou  •  Toko  •  Shimotsuki Ryuma   •  Shimotsuki Ushimaru   •  Shimotsuki Yasuie   •  Kuina 
Allies: Onimaru  •  Kozuki Family  •  Shimotsuki Village (Roronoa Zoro)  •  Ebisu Town Citizens  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: SMILE
Weapons: Katana (Wado Ichimonji  •  Shusui   •  Enma)
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Shimotsuki Village
Inhabitants: Shimotsuki Kozaburo  •  Koushirou  •  Kuina   •  Roronoa Zoro   •  Saga  
Locations: Isshin Dojo
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Weapons: Wado Ichimonji
Fighting Styles: Santoryu  •  Nitoryu
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Flower Capital: Kurozumi Orochi  •  Kurozumi Higurashi   •  Kurozumi Semimaru   •  Urashima  •  Denjiro  •  Kuni  •  Kaku  •  Suke  •  Fukurokuju  •  Daikoku  •  Fujin  •  Raijin  •  Hanzo  •  Chome  •  Jigoku Benten  •  Bishamon  •  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  •  Kurozumi Kanjuro  •  Kikunojo  •  Tenguyama Hitetsu  •  Tama  •  Bunbuku  •  Komachiyo  •  Hihimaru  •  Tsuru  •  Ashura Doji  •  Gorobe  •  Izo 
Ringo: Shimotsuki Ryuma   •  Onimaru  •  Cho  •  Shimotsuki Ushimaru 
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Beasts Pirates: Kaido  •  King  •  Queen  •  Jack  •  X Drake  •  Page One  •  Holdem  •  Kamijiro  •  Speed  •  Babanuki  •  Daifugo  •  Solitaire  •  Dobon  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Batman  •  Gazelleman  •  Mouseman  •  Snakeman  •  Rabbitman  •  Sarahebi  •  Alpacaman  •  Madilloman  •  Numbers
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Weapons: Shusui  •  Kitetsu (Shodai Kitetsu *  •  Nidai Kitetsu  •  Sandai Kitetsu )  •  Soto Muso  •  Enma  •  Ame no Habakiri
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Administration: Orochi Oniwabanshu  •  Mimawarigumi  •  Beasts Pirates (Drake Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates  •  On Air Pirates)
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Others: Onigashima
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