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The Cho Family primarily specializes in fabric production and clothing design. This craft has been practiced for generations, tracing its roots back to about 200 years prior to the events of the original series. The hub of their business, "Cho Dai Bansho" or "Cho House," is located in Konan's capital, Eiyou.

Family members are introduced in the original series, OVA 1, Nuriko's light novel Yukiyasha Den, and Genbu Kaiden.



Cho Family
Unnamed Cho


Cho Family
Teishin Cho
Cho Family
Ryouan Cho

Aunt and Uncle

Cho Family
Sonjun Cho


Primary Members

Teishin, the father of the Cho household, manages his business from afar after inheriting it from his father and his father before that. He relies on his eldest son, Rokou, to handle the bulk of production and customer service until he retires. Most people believe the shop is exclusively Rokou's for this reason. All accounts depict Teishin as an ambitious man who has grown to be quite content in his later years. He is proud of Rokou's dedication to the family business and Nuriko's status as a Suzaku Warrior.

Ryouan married into the Cho family from another well-off family. She is a cheerful woman who is very in-tune with news about the royal family and other members of the upper-class. After the death of her youngest daughter, she grieved heavily and grew concerned after Ryuuen adopted the persona of his younger sister. And so, she spread the rumor that it was Ryuuen who was killed in the accident instead of Korin, allowing her son to exist under the identity of Korin without conflict. But Nuriko’s emotional wounds were too deep and Ryouan ultimately made the decision to send him away to Yukigase to processes his grief.

Other Relatives

Sonjun is a polite man who discovered early on that he preferred the quiet mountains to the bustling city life of Eiyou. He left the family business in the hands of his older brother, Teishin, and traveled North to settle in Yukigase. Having saved his future wife, Fuyou, from a snow storm, his reputation is one of an honest and honorable man, but he can be stubborn and slow to understand a woman’s needs. This causes tension when the vegetarian Fuyou becomes pregnant and Sonjun tries to feed her meat to help her strength. He is also unaware that Ryuuen is not Korin and the warrior later reveals his true identity at the end of Yukiyasha Den.

Unnamed Cho family member makes an appearance in Genbu Kaiden when Takiko, Uruki, Tomite, Hatsui, Namame, and Hikitsu journeyed to Konan to find Inami. The woman possessed some trademark Cho traits, such as dark violet hair and a beauty mark which, unlike Nuriko, was under her right eye. She lived in a village that was about half a day‘s walk from Eiyou and ran a small fabric shop. After the Genbu warriors paid for clothing appropriate for the Konan climate, she revealed that her family had just opened another fabric shop in the capital ("Cho Dai Bansho") before giving them directions.