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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]

AppearanceEdit

All that has been seen of Kozaburo is a silhouetted profile of his head. He appears to have wild, spiky hair with a topknot, as well as a large nose. He wore a high-collared piece of clothing around his shoulders.[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. Being a samurai from Wano, he should have knowledge of the concept of Ryuo.

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 2.3 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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