Wano Country has its own warriors, the samurai (侍 samurai?), who are swordsmen so strong that not even the Marines go near them. It was first mentioned by Hogback, as Ryuma was from there. In the Wano Country, women are expected to be modest and speak gracefully and quietly. In addition, the chonmage is a common hairstyle. Aside from Ryuma, the only other known residents are Kin'emon, his son Momonosuke, and Kanjuro.
After his death, the legendary samurai Ryuma was buried in Wano Country. His legacy made him a national hero.
Sometime after Kin'emon was born, someone robbed Ryuma's grave and made off with Ryuma's corpse as well as his sword, Shusui. This incident was considered a disaster that brought the country to its knees. When Kin'emon saw that Zoro had Shusui, he thought Zoro was the culprit.
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- The name is a pun, as "Wa no Kuni (和の国? literally meaning "Country of Harmony")" is used as a name for Japan.
- The fact that the swordsmen in this country are called "samurai" and its closed-door policy are also a reference to Japan in their Feudal era.
- The location Kuri means "Nine Li", Li being a unit of measurement originating from China, but adopted in Korea and Japan, roughly being 500, 393, and 3927 meters, respectively. Since Wano Country is based on Japan, Kuri may be translated as "35,345 meters" or "21.96 miles".
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 655 and Episode 579, Brook explains about samurai within Wano Country.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 450 and Episode 344, Ryuma and Wano Country as told by Hogback.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 657 and Episode 582, Sanji explains how he recognized the samurai by his topknot hairstyle.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 699 (p. 11-12) and Episode 625.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 555 and Episode 464, Ace mentions learning how to make a kasa here to Oars Jr.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 672 and Episode 598, Kin'emon introduces himself properly after retrieving his full body.