| (エビゾウ, Ebizō)
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #9|
|Movie||Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game, Movie|
Ebizō (エビゾウ, Ebizō) is called Honoured Grandfather Ebizō (エビゾウジイ様, Ebizō-jiisama) by the Suna villagers. He and his older sister, Chiyo, are highly revered in Sunagakure, and were known as the Honoured Siblings (御姉弟, Gokyōdai).
He is a very calm, reserved, and apathetic person especially when compared to his sister who was often times impulsive in her actions. He also seems to be very analytical in his thinking. Like Chiyo, Ebizō believed that the village should be strong enough to look after itself without being so reliant on the previous generation or other villages, and showed disappointment when they were so helpless in saving Kankurō from poison. He is also described as optimistic.
Ebizō is an elderly man that is characterised by his heavy-lidded eyes that give him the appearance of actually having no eyes at all. He also has very long eyebrows that frame each side of his face. Along with a turban wrapped around his head, he wears the traditional Sunagakure outfit which consists of a dark coloured, loose fitting outfit with a poncho-like top.
Though little is known of his skills, it was stated that he has a strong and analytical mind that served him and Sunagakure well during the previous shinobi wars and even in his old age.
Kazekage Rescue Arc
When Baki came to the siblings for help for Akatsuki abducting Gaara, they at first refused, seeing themselves no longer part of the outside world. However, when Sasori's membership in the organisation came up, they changed their minds. Upon seeing the poisoned Kankurō, Ebizō commented how much the village has weakened. While saddened by his sister's death, as he had hoped it was another of her jokes, he couldn't help but smile at how peaceful she looked.
Five Kage Summit Arc
Ebizō could be seen standing just in front of Baki and Matsuri, along with the other villagers, seeing Gaara, Kankurō and Temari off as they left to the Summit, telling them to take good care of Gaara.
- Ebizō's name might come from Ichikawa Ebizō (市川 海老蔵), a stage name taken on by a series of kabuki actors of the Ichikawa family.
- According to the databook(s):
- His hobby is fishing in his and Chiyo's fish pond.