Yoritomo Sumitomo 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Titles: Yoritomo bushi sensei

Yoritomo Sumitomo was a bushi of the Mantis Clan.

Early Years Edit

Sumitomo learned the ways of the seas in his father's kobune, enjoying every moment he spent onboard. He was a charismatic boy who made friends easily. Sumitomo spent most of his youth serving aboard one of the many kobune for which his family wa so famous. <ref">Art of the Duel, pp. 79-80</ref>

Wandering the Seas Edit

After he graduated in the Yoritomo Bushi school, he was first mate of a kobune, and using his natural talent as a negotiator, he became a renowned tradesman. For years he journeyed throughout the eastern seas, trading with foreign nations, exploring distant lands, and occasionally delighting in piracy and plunder. During a great storm Sumitomo was the only survivor of his ship, and the memories of the event made him to left forever the seas. [1]

Yojimbo Edit

Sumitomo was a skilled warrior and became head of guards to his aunt Yoritomo Koyomi, a prominent courtier. Eventually Sumitomo was succeeded by Koyomi's personal bodyguard, Tsuruchi Nao, when he could not resist more the calling of the sea. After two years he captained his own ship. [2]

Sensei Edit

In his old age, he became sensei in the Yoritomo bushi dojo. [3]

See also Edit


  1. Art of the Duel, p. 80
  2. Art of the Duel, pp. 79-81
  3. Art of the Duel, p. 81

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