Jirōchō Wasabi

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Jirōchō Wasabi
ワサビ次郎長 Wasabi Jirōchō
Anime Naruto Episode #97
Appears in Anime
Voice Actors
Gender Gender Male Male
  • Head of Wasabi family

Jirōchō Wasabi (ワサビ次郎長, Wasabi Jirōchō) is the head of the Wasabi family in the Land of Tea, which is a clan warring with the nearby Wagarashi family.


On a winter day, Jirōchō was confronted by Idate Morino and the young latter attacked Jirōchō. However, he defended himself with his umbrella. Upon meeting Idate, Jirōchō realised the young boy was just a starving thief, who tried to steal money from the latter. The boy tried to attacked Jirōchō again, only to be restrained by him. As he released Idate, Jirōchō gave Idate a pocket knife and gave him a lesson. Noticing that Idate didn't have anywhere to go, Jirōchō took the young boy under his wing, letting him join the Wasabi family.


He is depicted as kind, sympathetic, and honest, in contrast to the Wagarashi family's leader, Kyūroku Wagarashi, who is very dishonest and manipulative. He apparently took in Idate Morino after finding him on the streets. While Idate was racing, he expressed great faith in Idate, even to the extent of betting his own life.


Jirōchō has grey shaggy hair and light black-coloured eyes. He wears blue upper which complements his green robes.


He seems to at least have some skill in hand-to-hand combat as seen when he was able to stop an incoming attack from a genin-level shinobi.

Part I

Search for Tsunade

Jirocho with Tsunade-1

Jirōchō alongside Tsunade.

Jirōchō is first shown to be an old friend of Tsunade, meeting her in a small town and gossiping with her of the old times when they were young. He subsequently helped her in telling the loan sharks Senta and Bunzō that Tsunade's debt to the Akagi Gang had been paid and that the head of the Akagi family had allowed the two to return.

Land of Tea Escort Mission

Jirōchō's mansion

Jirōchō's mansion.

Presumably as a sign of his unwavering friendship to Tsunade and after learning of her appointment as Hokage, he commissioned a mission for her from the Land of Tea which Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura took. He is shown as the head of the Wasabi family and his clan had to run against the Wagarashi family to show who gets to run the Land of Tea for the next four years. As shown at the beginning of the race, Jirōchō had complete faith in Idate even though it seemed as if he was running away. After Idate won the race, Jirōchō was very proud of him.

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