Zoro was born in East Blue. He is from the Shimotsuki Village. Shimotsuki Village is the place of Zoro's dojo where he trained. This village was founded by pirates 55 years ago. The village was founded by a family from Wano City.
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When Shimotsuki Kozaburo left Wano fifty five years ago he landed up in East Blue. He came upon this village and saw that they were attacked by bandits so he saved them from the bandits. He eventually settled down in that village that was named after him and started his own family. He even started training the villagers in swordsmanship.
One of the famous locations of the village is the Isshin Dojo. It is a kenjutsu school, a school of Japanese Swordsmanship. Koushiro was the owner of this dojo and he is also the father of Zoro’s dead childhood friend Kuina. Zoro trained in this dojo as a child and this is the place where he developed his Three Sword Style. It was also said that 12 years ago, Monkey D. Dragon had also visited this town with his revolutionaries and the people at the Dojo helped him take care of the injured people from Gray Terminal.
The people who lived on the island were The Isshin Dojo owner Koushiro and his daughter Kuina, Roronoa Zoro, Saga, Shimotsuki Kozaburo and the students of the Isshin Dojo. A lot of people living in this village are Buddhists.
The village looks like your typical local village. It is surrounded by luscious green grass and mountains all around. It has a lot of rice fields too.
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 Seven Samurai, in which the titular seven samurai train a group of farmers to combat bandits.
Shimotsuki is the traditional name of the month of November in the Japanese calendar.
A. The village was named after Shimotsuki Kozaburo, a member of the Shimotsuki Family from Wano Country as he saved them from bandits.
A. The village follows the traditions of Feudal Japan.