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Tsuji Shibai[2] is a giant ink brush utilized by Kurozumi Kanjuro. He wields it as a katana, instead of how one would hold a brush. It is not a ranked blade.[2]

Appearance

Tsuji Shibai is a giant ink brush. It has a katana hilt and guard, with a tassel tied to the pommel.[1]

Abilities

Tsuji Shibai allows Kanjuro to utilize the power of the Fude Fude no Mi. It is also durable enough to be wielded in combat against swords.

Techniques

  • Nuke Suzume (抜け雀 Nuke Suzume?, literally meaning "Escaping Sparrow"): Kanjuro poorly draws a large sparrow in order to escape a confined area. However, due to being poorly drawn, the sparrow cannot fly very well. He first used it to escape Dressrosa's prison with Kin'emon.[3]
  • Nobori Ryu (昇り竜 Nobori Ryū?, literally meaning "Rising Dragon"): Kanjuro poorly draws a long dragon which cannot fly, but can climb up cliffs and steep surfaces. He first used it to take him and the Straw Hat Pirates and allies up one of Zou's legs. However, his creation disgusted Kin'emon, as he hates the sight of dragons, while Robin, in contrast, actually blushed because she found it very cute.[4] The Straw Hat Pirates named the dragon "Ryunosuke" (りゅーのすけ Ryūnosuke?).[5]
  • Nekozaemon (ねこざえもん Nekozaemon?): Kanjuro poorly draws a giant cat with dis-proportionally short and small limbs. By his claim, cats are good climbers, which was the purpose of drawing Nekozaemon, but due to it being poorly drawn with short limbs, the cat climbed at a very slow rate, seemingly exhausted after a short amount of time. He first drew it to climb back up one of Zunesha's legs after falling off Ryunosuke.[6]
  • Torasaburo (虎三郎 Torasaburō?): Kanjuro poorly draws a tiger that is fairly rotund and has a short tail and crudely drawn stripes. He first drew it to climb back up one of Zunesha's legs for the second time after Nekozaemon failed.[7] Saburo means "third son," referencing how it was the third drawing to climb up Zunesha.
  • Kazenbo (火前坊 Kazenbō?, literally meaning "Monk Before the Fire""): Kanjuro creates a ghost-like entity wreathed in flames. The creature is several times larger than regular humans and takes the shape of a blob with two glowing eyes. It is capable of passing through walls and sets everything it touches on fire. Kanjuro created it as his final performance to symbolize the "burning hatred" of the Kurozumi Family.[8] Kazenbō is a yōkai in the form of a burning monk. The appearance of the Kazenbo is somehow similar to that of the representation of Kanjuro during Orochi's flashback when he was offered to eat his Devil Fruit.

History

During his time as an undercover spy, Kanjuro would deliberately wield Tsuji Shibai in his left hand when drawing to hide his true artistic talent.[2]

Trivia

  • The name is a pun on tsuji shibai (辻芝居? meaning "street play"), a drama that is performed on the streets.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 754 (p. 3) and Episode 691, Kanjuro appears.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0917), The weapon is named.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 754 (p. 5-4) and Episode 691.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 4-5, 12-13) and Episodes 752753, Nobori Ryu climbs Zunesha's leg.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 804 (p. 7-9) and Episode 753.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 806 (p. 3-4) and Episode 755.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 16-17) and Episode 766.
  8. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1030 (p. 8-10), Kanjuro summons the Kazenbo.

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