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Tsugaru Umi[2] is a woman who trained Nico Robin to perform as a geisha.[3] She lives in the Flower Capital of the Wano Country.[1]


Tsugaru Umi's anime concept art.

Umi is a very short elderly woman with blonde hair tied up in a shimada with a hairpin. She wears a red kimono with pink lines forming a grid pattern.[1]


Umi is strict but supportive teacher towards her students, helping Robin achieve her goal of performing at the Shogun's banquet.[1] Like the majority of Wano Country citizens, Umi admired the oiran Komurasaki for her beauty and elegance.[4]

Abilities and Powers

Umi is knowledgeable about the artforms practiced by geisha and was able to teach Robin to perform well enough to be summoned by the Shogun in a rather short period of time.[4]

She is skilled in playing the shamisen, which she uses for performances and lessons.[1][5]



Umi already had her profession 20 years ago, and performed with other geisha on the night of Kozuki Oden's battle with Kaidou.[5]

Four Emperors Saga

Wano Country Arc

She took Nico Robin as her student "O-Robi" and trained her in art of geisha, particularly dancing.[1] During the oiran's procession, she appeared to Robin to inform her that she had been summoned by Shogun Kurozumi Orochi. She then explained the concept of "oiran" to Usopp, Sanji, and Franky.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 909 (p. 12) and Episode 892, Tsugaru Umi debuts.
  2. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (EX Characters: Wano Country Arc Vol. 1 #1249).
  3. ONE - 芸者の師匠 (Japanese)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 927 (p. 11-13) and Episode 920, Umi explains the concept of "oiran".
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 96 Chapter 970 (p. 2) and Episode 971, Umi 20 years ago.

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