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For other uses, see Shimotsuki (Disambiguation).

Shimotsuki Kozaburo is a member of the Shimotsuki Family and a swordsmith who crafted the Great Grade 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. There, he fathered a son named Koushirou, making him the grandfather of Koushirou's deceased daughter Kuina.[2]

Appearance

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]

Personality

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 Powers

Craftsmanship

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

Swordsmanship

As a samurai of Wano, Kozaburo is a highly skilled in swordsmanship, having protected a village from bandits and trained them in swordsmanship.[2]

History

Kozaburo forged the swords Wado Ichimonji and Enma, which were classified as Great Grade Meito.[1] 55 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. 4 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]

Trivia

  • 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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 955 (p. 16-17) and Episode 956, Hitetsu first mentions Kozaburo.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 (p. 80), Kozaburo's actions are explained in detail.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 955 (p. 9) and Episode 956, Zoro talks about Kozaburo.

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