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Minatomo the carpenter is another One Piece SBS joke character whom Oda invented to explain how the door Higuma kicked off its hinges was suddenly back in place as the bandit left the bar, after Higuma smashed a bottle of sake over Shanks.[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]


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.


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]

Abilities and PowersEdit

Minatomo is a very skilled carpenter, since he could replace the door to Partys Bar in seconds without being seen.[1][3]



After Higuma kicked off the door to Partys Bar, Minatomo saw the damage and quickly replaced it, due to his inability to pass a needed fix, before Shanks was hit over the head with a bottle.[1][3]

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 are about to leave Warship Island, Minatomo is shown next to Bokuden.[4]

Drum Island ArcEdit

As Usopp, Nefeltari Vivi and Dalton arrive at Cocoa Weed to try and find the only doctor on the island, Minatomo is shown fixing the door of Stool's Restaurant.[5]

Concludes non-canon section.


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  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 AnimeEpisode 61, Minatomo appears in Warship Island.
  5. One Piece AnimeEpisode 81, Minatomo appears in Drum Island.

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