Sumi-ko was the younger daughter of Funada Toyoo in Nakamaru around 1357 DR.[1]


Sumi-ko was promised in marriage by her father to the son of a daimyo of a far place but this son died and from then she was free from arranged marriage until her father not found an other good candidate. At a a moon-viewing party Sumi-ko met the handsome Nagoya Kenko and fall in love for him. They started a illicit romance. However Funada Genzo discovered the matter and in order to protect his half-sister payed a visit to Kenko menacing him but this only made Kenko angry[2]


Sumi-ko was impetuous and foolishness like most girl, she was naive enough to believed the advances of any handsome man who might court her. Sumi-ko only fear was becoming an old maid.[1] She fall in love with Kenko but in time she will understand that he not love her.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 David "Zeb" Cook (1987). Blood of the Yakuza (Encounter Construction Booklet). (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 0-88038-401-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 David "Zeb" Cook (1987). Blood of the Yakuza. (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN 0-88038-401-8.
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