Frost Moon Village,
Shimotsuki Village (Funimation subs)
For other uses, see Shimotsuki (Disambiguation). Shimotsuki Village is a village in  East Blue where the dojo in which Roronoa Zoro trained is located.
The village was named after
Shimotsuki Kozaburo, a member of the Shimotsuki Family from Wano Country.
Layout and Locations
Isshin Dojo at Shimotsuki Village.
The Isshin Dojo
( is a kenjutsu school, a school of Japanese swordsmanship. Its owner is 一心道場 Isshin Dōjō ) ? Koushirou, who is a skilled swordsman and father of the deceased Kuina. It is the place where Zoro trained his Santoryu and in the anime is the only dojo Zoro did not take down the sign of.
It is revealed that 12 years before the current storyline, the town was visited by
Monkey D. Dragon and the revolutionaries, and that the dojo assisted them with supplies for the injured residents of the Gray Terminal.
See also the associated category: Shimotsuki Village Residents.
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Culture and Geography
The village looks like a typical rural village in East Blue with green grass and mountains all around the village. The village also seems to have a lot of rice fields.
The village culture seems to be based on feudal Japan and their customs. The people here are also shown to be Buddhists.
55 years ago,
Shimotsuki Kozaburo left Wano, and ended up in East Blue, where he saved the village from bandits. He eventually settled down there and started a family.
Shimotsuki Village was inspired by the Japanese city of
Nara  The founding of Shimotsuki Village is very likely based on the famous Akira Kurosawa film
, in which the titular seven samurai train a group of farmers to combat bandits. Seven Samurai Shimotsuki is the traditional name of the month of November in the Japanese calendar.