Anayama the Peddler

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Location Ashina Outskirts,
Hirata Estate

Anayama the Peddler (物売りの穴山, Anayama the Peddler or 穴山又兵衛, Anayama Matabee) is an NPC in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Anayama the Peddler sells information about the game and is the "Info Broker".


Anayama the Peddler Information

Anayama the Peddler information or lore description goes here.

  • Location: Anayama the Peddler Can be found at Ashina Outskirts just before the Chained Ogre.This is near the Outskirts Wall - Stairway idol, by a remnant of Emma and Kuro.
  • Can also be found in the Hirata Estate looting.
  • Progression: Anayama's stock increases as you progress his quest.
  • Combat: Players may kill Anayama the Peddler only in Hirata Estate (doing so will make him disappear from Ashina Outskirts, making it impossible to obtain the Phantom Kunai from him. You can buy it later from the donation box next to Hanbei the Undying).
  • Rewards: Finishing a quest grants X, killing them grants Y


Associated Quests

  • Paying him 10 Sen will give you information about Hirata Estate and you will find out you were looking for something.
  • Paying him 20 Sen after this will get him to tell you where the Flame Vent is in Hirata Estate. This is done via the Flame Barrel Memo
    • If you already have it, you get 2x Oil as a consolation prize.
  • Anayama then informs you he's expanding and wants you to find "What the Ashina Samurai Want"
    • You obtain this information in Ashina Castle by Eavesdropping. Go to the  Old Grave Sculptor Idol and go back through the gate where  there's 2 enemies, of which one the spear guy. Kill them both and head towards the bridge, where you can Eavesdrop these two guards. The Ashina want salt. After giving the Peddler this information, rest at the idol and his stock will increase.
  • Anayama asks you for an employee to loot the battlefield for him. Someone strong and big.
    • You can send him Kotaro after he is given the Red and White Pinwheel. Choosing not to tell Kotaro to go to Anayama when prompted, or giving Kotaro the White Pinwheel at any point, will lock him into the end of his own sub-quest.
    • You cannot send Jinzaemon Kumano to Anayama despite both he and Kotaro being eligible for the Abandoned Dungeon questline.
  • After the siege on Ashina Castle, (If  Kotaro is sent to assist him) Anayama will now move his location to the opposite side of the gate where his shop is normally found .
    • He now sells only the Promissory Note. Purchasing it results in his death and completion of his quest line.
      • If  Kotaro is never sent to assist him, the Promissory Note cannot be attained, as Anayama is instead now found dead at his shop after the siege on Ashina Castle.


Anayama's Shop

After you buy information, the merchant will stock up on items as follows

Item & Quantity Price (Sen)
50 Sen Paid 
2x Pellet 50
8x Ceramic Shard 20
6x Fistful of Ash 30
5x Light Coin Purse 110
1x Phantom Kunai 3000
Inform him of Salt
5x Gokan's Sugar 80
2x Yashariku's Sugar 130
2x Heavy Coin Purse 550
Black Gunpowder (Infinite) 150
Scrap Iron (Infinite) 150
Send him Kotaro 
Ako's Sugar (Infinite) 120
4x Scrap Magnetite 300
3x Yellow Gunpowder 300
3x Lump Of Fat Wax 300
1x Promissory Note (after the Ministry attacks) 1
Have Dragon's Tally Board
Divine Confetti (Infinite) 300



  • If Kotaro is sent to work for him
    • "Good sir, you have one hell of an eye on you! You've found me a fine specimen. Not only is he strong, but he doesn't mind looting corpses neither. Thanks to you I've got piles of weapons, and I'm loaded with cash! Not to mention some new items in stock. Here, have a look."
    • (Exiting dialogue) "Thanks to you, sales are soaring higher than a dragon! Maybe one day soon I'll be the top merchant in all of Ashina. If you're ever in a pinch, I'll hire you in a flash." (Sekiro: "No.") "You're a hard fish to land. Playing hard to get, I like it. In any case, come again soon." 


Notes & Tips

  • Voiced by: ??
  • The Promissory Note can only be obtained if Kotaro was sent to Anayama (he saves him albeit only briefly).
  • Rot Essence:Newcomer
  • If the player has already encountered him in Hirata Estate, he will not ask the player if he remembers "that night" 
  • You will NOT be able to purchase Ako Sugar from Anayama when you enter the last phase of the Ashina Castle. It is strongly advised that you purchase these if you follow his quest line or you can farm them from the monks at Senpou Temple Mt. Kongo.
  • Anayama presumably looted Lady Butterfly's original Phantom Kunai from the Hirata Estate after Wolf defeated her during the attack three years prior to the events of the game. Note that, as a Tier 4 upgrade, it is initially a waste of Sen if bought early, given the player will not have the prerequisites materials or upgrades to craft it until much later into the game.  
  • Patch 1.03 reduced the initial cost of buying information from him required to make him open up his shop. 



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    • Anonymous

      Lowkey my eyes got watery with the dialogue at the end of his quest (when you send kotaro to him). It's so sad wtf

      • Anonymous

        Need some help here please.

        I have progressed to ashina castle siege and killed the boss at the top of the castle. Also previously done the upgrade of his shop by sending Kotaro to help him.

        However, he still stays at the same spot with Kotaro on his side. I’m happy they look happy but I really want to get that discount item.

        Any idea why he has not changed his location?


        • Anonymous

          Probably my favorite character in the game. Straight-up Toshiro Mifune noble bandit (but only in Japanese—the English dub sucks.) Best written quest ending, as well, if you follow it all the way to the Promissory Note.

          • Anonymous

            i cant sell him the salt information, i completely eavesdropped and all but no additional option in his dialogue. he is sick tho, does he need to be healthy?

            • Anonymous

              How did so many people kill this poor guy. Here's some question you should ask yourself before randomly attacking someone. 1: Can you target him? Does he have a health bar? 2: Is he aggressive at all? 3: Does he look different from any other enemy so far? I get how you suppose to be aggressive in this game, but damn calm down

              • Anonymous

                Man, I wish there was an alternate route for him if you don't send Kotaro to him. I don't like leaving him hanging.

                • Anonymous

                  Interesting thing happened. On my first playthrough, I sent Kotaro, completed Anayamas questline, and bought the Promissory note. On NG+ I did the exact same thing, but instead of getting the promissory note a second time (obviously cant), it asked if I wanted to buy a Dragons Blood Droplet for 1 sen. I said yes, and it gave me a divine grass lol. So I guess Anamaya's questline is a guaranteed divine grass per playthrough after you've received the promissory note.

                  • Anonymous

                    It says on this wiki you can only kill Anayama at the Hirata Estate, but that is false, as I discovered when I used One Mind to overkill a following chicken. Anayama is mortal in Ashina Outskirts too. Unrelated in any way - does anyone know how to reset NPC aggro in this game? Is there a statue of Velka... erm... oops... Buddha I can make an offering to?

                    • Anonymous

                      If you attack him at Hirata Estate & then grapple to a higher ledge, he will throw oil at you despite not ever selling any in his shop. Also, after getting hit by oil enough, you’ll gain an interesting affliction I haven’t seen before in the game.

                      • Anonymous

                        He's obviously voiced by Will Vanderpuye, same guy who's voiced our beloved friend Patches from Soulsborne. Someone update the page please.

                        • Anonymous

                          Doesn't seem to be stated here: I met Anayama in Ashina Outskirts prior to going to Hirata Estate. In Hirata Estate, I met him, talked to him, and injured him without killing him. Went back to Ashina Outskirts and spoke to him again. In one of the dialogues, he'll go along the lines of: "Damn you, good sir!" or something before apologizing for his own outburst, which he can't figure out why.

                          • Anonymous

                            This guy has dragonrot now, but when I talk to him, the is no option to get a blood sample. Am I doing something wrong (other than dying a lot)?

                            • Anonymous

                              Why did so many people just kill him at Hirata Estate? you're not supposed to kill NPCs in from software games.

                              • Anonymous

                                This dude was definitely my favorite npc in the game. I dunno I've always liked the "humble merchant" kind of characters that strive for wealth. Patches was always a favorite (despite getting kicked by him into a hole I still loved him) and the armourer dude in ds2 who loses his mind and makes me sad. They all have kinda sad endings but that makes them even better characters

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