Jinzaemon Kumano (隈野陣左衛門, Kumano Jinzaemon) is an NPC in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Jinzaemon Kumano is a noble warrior dedicated to protecting and patrolling the moat.


Jinzaemon Kumano Information

Jinzaemon Kumano information or lore description goes here.

  • Location: Jinzaemon Kumano can be found at Ashina Reservoir, near the exit of the cave where Sekiro starts the game. Greet him, and he will move after asking you whether or not your hear someone playing music.

  • Progression: After talking to him at the Reservoir, he moves to the Abandoned Dungeon, near the Bottomless Hole Sculptor's Idol and the Shichimen Warrior mini-boss. Talking to him here will send him to the area just after the Headless Ape boss fight, where he explains that he remembers a story about a village hidden in mist by a woman playing a shamisen.

  • Combat: Players may kill Jinzaemon Kumano as both an NPC and as part of the Abandoned Dungeon questline.

  • Rewards:


Associated Quests

  • When you first encounter him, Jinzaemon asks if you can hear the same music he does. After speaking with him, he explains the music is calling him somewhere else. You will then meet him near the Bottomless Hole Sculptor's Idol in the Abandoned Dungeon, and again in the area shortly after the Headless Ape boss fight. Speaking to him here drops a hint that what, or whom, he seeks is located within Mibu Village.

  • If you talk to him after obtaining the Surgeon's Bloody Letter from Doujun inside the Abandoned Dungeon, however, you get an option to instead lure him to Doujun as part of Doujun's questline. (Doing this at any point before speaking to him after killing O'rin of the Water locks you out of completing Jinzaemon's quest.)

    • If you lure him to the Abandoned Dungeon, he is taken by Doujun and Dosaku for their research, and you receive 3 x Lump of Fat Wax for your trouble. Jinzaemon will then later return as an enemy; see the Doujun page for details. If you kill Doujun before finishing his quest, but after sending Jinzaemon to him, Jinzaemon will permanently remain in the cell and will be unkillable. You can interact with him, but he will only respond with sounds.

    • If you don't lure him to Abandoned Dungeon: he will eventually sit on a ground right before O'rin of the Water (near the Water Mill Sculptor's Idol in Mibu Village). After you speak with O'rin and exhaust her dialogue, she will attack you; by defeating her AFTER Jinzaemon has moved to this final area and you have spoken to him, you will receive Jinza's Jizo Statue,  and he will die.

    • If you defeat O'rin of the Water before first speaking to Jinzaemon, or before he makes it to Mibu Village, he will become hostile and attack you.


  • Example Dialogue Lines
  • Quest Progression optional dialogue


Notes & Trivia

  • Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore (English)

  • If Jinzaemon contracts Dragonrot, he will not move from his last known location, and you cannot continue his questline. He appears to be immune to Dragonrot after he has reached Mibu Village.
  • If the player never advances Jinzaemon’s quest-line (for example: if he had dragonrot each time you speak to him) and the player kills the Mist Noble, you will find Jinzaemon at the now sealed well seemingly cured of dragonrot and upset that he can’t hear the music. This will trigger a fight.
  • (Japanese Default Language version) He has a Westernized Japanese accent, it may be a tribute to Yasuke (African Samurai) in 1579.
  • If you do not talk to him in Ashina Reservoir until after unlocking Mibu Village, he will skip his second and third locations and you can find moved immediately to his final location.
  • His surname was previously misidentified as "熊野", "bear field", but the ideographs used in the original Japanese release are "隈野", "remote field".

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