* Formerly a yojimbo to a powerful and respected shugenja who has since retired.
* Very confident in himself and his children, and can be somewhat of a braggart.
* Married to "Shiba Mika":shiba-mika.
* Father of "Isawa Washi":isawa-washi, "Shiba Jiro": …
* Considered the best sensei the dojo has had in a long time.
* Is very old and his mind is not what it once was.
* Sensei to "Shiba Saburo":shiba-saburo and "Shiba Jiro":shiba-jiro.
* Trained as a Shiba bushi with "Shiba Jiro":shiba-jiro.
* Was the largest and strongest student of his class.
* Is arrogant.
* Is yojimbo for a "Ikoma Shigeo":ikoma-shigeo in Nikesake.
* Former soldier of the Sapphire Guard.
* Rumored to be corrupt.
* Frequently holds court with "Asako Nakagawa":asako-nakagawa, "Yasuki Torako":yasuki-torako, and "Isawa Kodo":isawa-kodo.
* Female Emerald Champion assigned to Nikesake.
* Regular attendant of the court of "Shiba Sembi":shiba-sembi.
* Son of "Shiba Saburo":shiba-saburo and "Shiba Mika":shiba-mika.
* Brother of "Isawa Washi":isawa-washi, "Shiba Nami":shiba-nami (twin), "Shiba Yasuo":shiba-yasuo.
* Student of "Shiba Keiji":shiba-keiji.