Zoro is Shimotsuki clan/Ringo diaspora.
- Zoro and (Shimotsuki) Ryuma look alike, drastically.
in this pic he was eating a onigiri which is the name of one of zoros techniques so zoros could have been from wano
They also both look like the silhouette of Shimotsuki Ushimaru.
- Ryuma’s grave was robbed for his body AND Shusui, almost confirming he had an eternal grave in Ringo. His body froze, and didn’t rot, and his blade was still with him.
It (fate) so happens that Zoro is the one to return to that land if Ringo, and he was also the one to rightfully take Shusui off Ryuma.
A ship left Wano for the Easy Blue a few decades ago.
Oda speaking about minor characters…
“They actually aren’t the same person! They have the same last name because they’re related by blood. The fact of the matter is, a ship from Wano reached East Blue a few decades ago,”
“One of the descendants of someone on that ship is a person that everybody is familiar with,” he revealed. “This part might be featured later in the main story so I won’t mention any more than that. It isn’t going to be a major plot line, it will just be a minor story.”
Oda of course playing it down, in case it is a major plot line. Kakarot could have been on the ship. I mean Zoro.
Zoro hails from Shimotsuki Village in the East Blue - where he plied his trade in swordsmanship.
Shimotsuki is the traditional name of the month of November in the Japanese calendar and a Japanese surname. Zoro is born November 11th
the Daimyo of the Shimotsuki clan looks just like Zoro on that panel of his silhouette and he was always accompanied by his “pet Fox”.
and the translation for Zoro into English is fox
oda himself said that if zoro was in the real world he would be form japan. also zoro has samurai motif heck he was called mr.bushido by vivi (bushido is the samurai code ofhonor)
The name is a pun, as “Wa no Kuni (和の国? literally meaning “Country of Harmony”)“ is used as a name for Japan.
(also wano kuni meaning country of harmony and wado ichimonji means straight road of the harmony )
The fact that the swordsmen in this country are called “samurai” and its closed-door policyare also a reference to Japan in their Feudal era onepiece . wikia . com/wiki/Wano_Country
the fact that the oden and co want to get rid of the closed door policy is a reference to the ideals of meiji restoration where japans borders were opened.
porche-chan . tumblr . com/post/131567156292
“The thing I find interesting about his autograph is the
style of the script
. The script is very reminiscent of Asian-style brush calligraphy, which may hint at Zoro’s possible connection to the Wano kingdom. What adds clout to this theory is his resemblance to Ryuma
, who hails from Wano. (Oda has also stated in the Volume 56 SBS that Zoro’s closest real-world nationality would be Japanese . ) Another thing about Zoro’s autograph is the textbook-neat penmanship . While the precision could be explained as carryover from being a swordsman and a perfectionist in his craft, I think it more likely implies that he is well educated, and that his youth was more than spending his days at Koshiro’s dojo. Zoro is also seen quite often catching up on current events in the paper .Anyway, these are just a couple of observations that I’ve made in regards to Zoro. As easy as it would be to accept him as a sake-swilling meathead, I’m holding out to see what we discover about him, particularly when we get close to the Wano arc. tl;dr: Zoro’s autograph reaffirms what we know about him, but also shows that much of what we know is inconclusive.”
Also, calligraphy, poetry, and education in general is a critical part of a samurai’s education.”
zorobae . tumblr . com/post/152529012392/roronoa-zoro-the-seven-virtues-of-bushido-insp
I havent seen many people talk about the etymology of of Ushimaru/Gyukimaru/Onimaru’s name that OharaLibrarianArtur brought up in his chapter review of 953.
thelibraryofohara . com/2019/08/23/chapter-secrets-chapter-953-in-depth-analysis/
All this, to reference Zoro and Gyukimaru’s initial bout on the Oihagi Bridge. Many folks, Artur included, speculated that this might be a reference to the famous battle between Benkei and Minamoto No Yoshitsune. Benkei is speculated to have been called "Oniwaka” (Demon Child) at some point, or Oniwakamaru (Onimaru). In Yoshitsune’s youth, he was called Ushiwakamaru (Ushimaru). Ushimaru became Onimaru’s master after their bout on the bridge in Kyoto. With how Zoro appeared to easily best Gyukimaru……there has to be some part of you that sees how fitting it would be for Zoro to descend from the shimotsuki clan plus
both enma and the wado ichimonji were created by a member of the shimotsuki clan shimotsuki yusaburo/kouzaburou who left wano illegally 50 years ago
(zoro stated he heard the snatch thing from an old man ( who was likely yusaburo) /the geezers (referring to all the old men ) (depending on the translation) in his village
Maybe zoro is Ushimaru's son who was taken out of wano.