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Minatomo-san is a legendary carpenter in Wano Country. He first officially appears in the storyline during the Wano Country Arc as Wano's Master of Carpenters.

Minatomo first began as a One Piece SBS joke character whom Oda invented to explain how the door to Partys Bar suddenly reappeared moments after Higuma had kicked it off its hinges.[1][3] According to Oda, Minatomo is a carpenter who cannot go past a broken door without repairing it. Since the answer was given, Minatomo has made several appearances in the anime, normally seen either randomly standing next to people or repairing doors. Minatomo's appearances are similar in idea to Pandaman and Sam.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Minatomo is a short, elderly man with tanned skin, dark gray hair, and a stern look on his face. He also has a scar on his left cheek. He wears working clothes in varying shades of blue and has a rope tied around his forehead.

GalleryEdit

Minatomo in Warship Island
Minatomo in Warship Island Arc.

PersonalityEdit

Not much is known about his personality except that he is apparently short-tempered and cannot stand broken doors, immediately repairing them when he sees one.[1] He appreciates talented carpenters as he praised Franky for his superior craftsmanship albeit in a rude and grumpy manner, much to the latter's annoyance.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Minatomo is an extremely skilled and experienced carpenter, since he could replace the door at Partys Bar in seconds without being seen.[1][3] He owns his own carpenter guild which Franky was temporarily a member of.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Twelve years before the present, Minatomo made his way outside the closed borders of Wano and arrived at the East Blue. In Foosha Village, Minatomo saw that Partys Bar's door had been damaged and quickly replaced it in the short time between Higuma breaking the door and hitting Shanks over the head with a bottle.[1][3]

According to Kin'emon, Minatomo built Kaido's residence in Onigashima in Wano Country.[4] Ten years before the present, he sold the blueprints to a pawn shop.[5]


The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.


Loguetown ArcEdit

Later, Minatomo appeared in Loguetown to watch the Loguetown cooking contest.[2]

Warship Island ArcEdit

As the Straw Hat Pirates were about to leave Warship Island, Minatomo was shown next to Bokuden.[6]

Drum Island ArcEdit

As Usopp, Nefeltari Vivi, and Dalton arrived at Cocoa Weed to search for the only doctor on the island, Minatomo was shown fixing the door of the Stool Restaurant.[7]


Concludes non-canon section.


Wano Country ArcEdit

Sometime upon Franky's arrival in Wano, Minatomo hired him as a carpenter. Later, Minatomo praised Franky for the wall he built.[8]

It is later revealed that Minatomo is a famous carpenter in Wano and that Franky had joined his guild to get access to the blueprints to Kaido's fortress. When Franky discussed with him about letting him see the blueprints of Kaido's fortress, Minatomo revealed that he just remembered that he had sold the blueprints to a pawn shop ten years ago. Furious, Franky lashed out at Minatomo, who then fired Franky.[9]

MerchandiseEdit

Video GamesEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • Minatomo is currently the only easter egg character to have been directly incorporated into the storyline.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 SBS One Piece MangaVol. 7, Fan question: how come the door was suddenly repaired?
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 One Piece AnimeEpisode 51, Minatomo appears in Loguetown filler.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4, Minatomo fixes the door to the bar unseen.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 91 Chapter 921.
  5. One Piece MangaChapter 929.
  6. One Piece AnimeEpisode 61, Minatomo appears in Warship Island.
  7. One Piece AnimeEpisode 81, Minatomo appears in Drum Island.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 90 Chapter 909, Minatomo appears in Wano Country.
  9. One Piece MangaChapter 929.

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