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Kuri in One Piece


Kuri is a region in Wano Country. It was governed by the daimyo Kozuki Oden before the arrival of the Beasts Pirates, and Kurozumi Orochi. The All-Star Jack of the Beasts Pirates governed it until their crew was defeated by the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance.


Once a prosperous region, Kuri was heavily damaged and reduced to a wasteland after the Beasts Pirates took over control of Wano Country.


All About Kuri


Name

Kuri

Anime Debut

One Piece Episode 892

Manga Debut

Chapter 910

Region

Wano Country

Affiliates

Beasts Pirates (former)

Kozuki Family


History of Kuri


Kuri was initially a region where banished outlaws gathered, plundering and killing every day. Shogun Kozuki Sukiyaki made the decision to ignore the area. These bandits included Ashura Doji, who was branded as the most dangerous of them all, Kin’emon who was born here, Raizo, Kanjuro, Kikunojo, Kawamatsu, and Denjiro. They were among one of the most dreaded criminals as well.


When Kozuzki Oden turned 20, he faced Ashura Doji there and won. Oden used intimidation and charisma to convert all the outlaws into law-abiding citizens, forcing them to restore the area into a town and build his own castle. In return for their sacrifices and work, he built the Paradise Farm that would feed all the reformed outlaws, bringing immense peace and prosperity to the entire Kuri region.



Kin’emon, Raizo, Kanjuro, Kikunojo, Kawamatsu, Denjiro, and Ashura Doji committed to serve Oden as his direct subordinates and became retainers for the Kozuki Family out of the utmost respect and gratitude.


The Beasts pirates started residing in Wano Country and seized control of the majority of its districts. Oden, the daimyo of the nation, was killed by Kaidou and the local shogun for refusing to provide information about the “True History” he learned while serving with the Roger Pirates. Kozuki Momonosuke, Oden’s son, and three of his retainers; Kin’emon, Kanjuro, and Raizo had to leave the nation in order to meet with Inuarashi and Nekomamushi, the two leaders of the Mink Tribe. Kin’emon instructed Momonosuke to pose as his son in order to keep him safe.


When Tama was discussing about the Kozuki Family in a market, she was overheard by the Beasts Pirates, who then captured her.


The Beasts Pirates sent Hihimaru to attack and pursue Komachiyo when he attempted to defend Tama. They came across Luffy, who put a halt to the monsters’ battle, took down a few Beasts Pirates, and freed Tama. Tama then took Luffy back to her house to feed him, but after he unknowingly consumed Tama’s only food, her master Tenguyama Hitetsu attacked Luffy. After trying to break up their fight, Tama drank river water that had been contaminated by Kaidou’s factories which made her unwell. Luffy then took Tama to the Kuri region in order to find a doctor for her.


Geography of Kuri


The majority of Kuri is a wasteland where tigers, boars, and wanizame wander freely because the only samurai powerful enough to capture them are either captives or bandits. These creatures are harmful to humans because they ingest contaminated river water from the mine and weapons plant. Kaidou and Shogun Kurozumi Orochi both have their own private farms with clean water and fresh crops.


Locations at Kuri


Amigasa Village



Tama, Tenguyama Hitetsu, and Komachiyo all live in Amigasa Village in Kuri. It is situated beside a river and in the clearing of a bamboo forest. The bamboo-fiber houses have a chonmage on top and are designed like Kabuto helmets.


The villagers were on the verge of hunger four years ago until Portgas D. Ace and the Spade Pirates showed up and provided them with food supplies. Ace then made friends with the locals and learnt how to make straw hats from them. Under Kaidou’s orders, X Drake demolished the village a year ago, killing the five village watchmen and leaving the home in ruins. After the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance was fully present in Wano, Kin’emon set up camp and his base of operations in Kuri.


A headgear called “amigasa” is handmade from bamboo fibers.


Okobore Town



Okobore Town is a town in Kuri’s wasteland, where Tsuru’s tea shop is located. It is situated across from Bakura Town at the base of a huge Torii. This is a very poor town since everyone who lives here comes from other poor towns and everything they make is made from leftovers. The local area’s weapons factory uses its population as workers.


Okobore is a Japanese word for leftovers.


Bakura Town



The officials and the Beasts Pirates live in Bakura Town. It has a large Torii at its entrance and is situated where Kuri Castle formerly stood at the base of the mountain. It used to be inhabited by many Wano people, but once Orochi rose to power, he drove out the people he thought were useless and only allowed the people he thought were necessary to stay.


As a result, the very few civilians remaining are just a few business owners who were permitted to stay in order to keep some shops open for the officials. Additionally, it offers a fire bell-equipped private fireman service for quick response.


Abandoned Village



At the base of Mount Atama, there is a nameless abandoned village. This was used as the base of operations for the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance. The group kept its equipment and weapons here.


Kuri Beach



Kuri Beach is a deserted beach in the region. It is where the Sanji Retrieval Team reached Wano when Luffy and the Thousand Sunny washed ashore. Big Mom was also discovered here by Tama, Chopper, Momonosuke, and Kikunojo.


The Thousand Sunny was moved and hid in a navy cave, which was attacked by the Beasts Pirates while the ship was still inside it at the evening of the Fire Festival.


Kuri Castle



The Kozuki Family (the royal family) of Kuri resided at the Kuri Castle about 20 years ago. It is also known by its nickname, Oden Castle. It was close to Okobore Town and perched atop a mountain. Its graveyard has headstones for the Kozuki Family members and their retainers, as well as some allegedly deceased members, and is now in ruins.



This was also one of the bases of operations for the Heart Pirates and the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance. It served as a safe haven for them. After learning that some of them were living there, Kaidou destroyed the castle.


Paradise Farm



The Paradise Farm is hidden behind a big gate in the middle of Bakura Town. It is a huge farm where various crops and animals are raised. It was built by Oden for the benefit of his countrymen while it was governed by the Kozuki Family; however, it was later taken control of by shogun Kurozumi Orochi and Beasts Pirates.


Kuri is the only source of clean supplies in the area given its current condition. Every day, a Treasure Ship of Provisions was transported into Bakura Town and guarded by Shinuchi Speed. The Mt. Atama Thieves of Shutenmaru sometimes stole it.


Mt. Atama



Mt. Tama is an oval-shaped peak with a small, grassy mountain, having a large single tree at its top and a forest surrounding it at its base. The Mt. Atama Thieves’ hideout is located there. Holed’em destroyed their hiding place by setting the nearby woodland on fire in retaliation for stealing the food and weapons from Bakura Town.


Graveyard



Ten years after the Beasts Pirates took control of Wano, some samurai died while attempting to invade Onigashima. This is where their graves are placed.


Itachi Port



Kuri’s harbor, Itachi port, is one of six in Wano. It is located in the southwest and is the place where Ashura Doji gathered the ships Kaidou had sunk. The fleet of ships was sunk by the Beasts Pirates the night before the Fire Festival.


The word “heroic,” in kanji, appears in the port’s name. The Japanese word for “weasel” is Itachi.


Inhabitants of Kuri


Kozuki Oden



Kozuki Oden was the daimyo of Kuri region, and the son of former shogun Kozuki Sukiyaki. He lived and governed the Kuri region alongside his retainers.


Kozuki Toki



Kozuki Toki, formerly Amatsuki, was the wife of Kozuki Oden, mother of Momonosuke and Hiyori. She lived in Kuri with Momonosuke and Hiyori while Oden was traveling the world.


Kozuki Hiyori



Kozuki Hiyori is the daughter of Kozuki Oden and Kozuki Toki. She is the younger sister of Momonosuke. Hiyori took the guise of Komurasaki, the highest rank of all oirans, in order to hide her identity.


Kozuki Momonosuke



Kozuki Momonosuke is the current shogun of Wano Country. He became an important ally to the Straw Hat Pirates throughout the Dressrosa and Country Sagas.


Nine Red Scabbards



The Kozuki Family’s Nine Red Scabbards are a group of retainers who previously served Kozuki Oden and are currently serving his son Momonosuke. The names of each retainer are listed below:


  • Kin’emon

  • Denjiro

  • Kikunojo

  • Kawamatsu

  • Raizo

  • Inuarashi

  • Nekomamushi

  • Ashura Doji

  • Kanjuro

  • Izou

  • Shinobu


Tama



O-Tama is a young girl from Wano Country’s Kuri region. She is a kasa weaver employed by Tenguyama Hitetsu and is also a kunoichi trainee under Shinobu.


Kozuki Sukiyaki



Kozuki Sukiyaki is the former shogun of Wano Country. He is a swordsmith by hobby and is a descendant of the fabled swordsmith Kotetsu. He forged Sandai Kitetsu, one of Roronoa Zoro’s swords.


Beasts Pirates



The Beasts Pirates are a notorious and ruthless pirate group commanded by Kaidou, a former member of the Four Emperors. Few members of the Beasts Pirates controlled the Kuri region.


Jack



Jack the Drought is an All-Star of the Beasts and also one of Kaidou’s three closest confidants as the captain of the Mammoth. He used to be regarded as the region’s king in Wano Country’s Kuri.


Trivia


  • Kuri refers to the place and Li is a unit of measurement that originated in China but was adopted in Korea and Japan. Li is roughly equal to 500, 393, and 3927 meters, respectively. Since Wano country was founded in Japan, Kuri can be translated as “35,345 meters” or “21.96 miles.”


  • In the past, Kuri locals would say the Sunacchi proverb to encourage bravery. It was intended to convey the message: Drop your name and thoughts, just confront them.


FAQs


Q. Where is Kuri in One Piece?

A. Kuri is a region in Wano Country in the One Piece series.


Q. What happened to Kuri?

A. Once a prosperous region, Kuri was heavily damaged and reduced to a wasteland after the Beasts Pirates took over control of Wano Country.


Q. Did Oden live in Kuri?

A. Yes, Kozuki Oden lived in the Kuri region of Wano. He was the daimyo who governed and built Kuri alongside his retainers.






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