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|birthday = [[Ikumatsu's Birthday|25 Aug/Virgo]]
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|affiliation = [[Nishiki Family]]
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|occupation = Ramen Shop Owner
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|episode = [[Episode 39]]
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'''Nishiki Ikumatsu''' (北斗心 幾松) is the owner of the Hokuto Shinken ramen shop. She was first introduced when [[Katsura Kotarou]] worked undercover at her shop, due to injuries and being on the run from the [[Shinsengumi]].<ref>{{GinVol|vol-no=7|lesson-no=55|pg-no=127}}</ref> She's the daughter of [[Musashi|Nishiki Matsugorou]].
Ikumatsu 幾松 is the owner of a ramen shop called 北斗心軒 ''hokuto shinken''. [[Katsura Kotarou 桂 小太郎]] once worked at her ramen shop when he was injured and on the run from the [[Shinsengumi 真選組]]. He came to her rescue when her brother-in-law betrayed her and tried to sell her to a brothel <ref>{{GinVol | vol-no=7 | lesson-no=55 | pg-no=127}}</ref>
 
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Ikumatsu and her husband, Daigo 大吾 intended to turn the ramen shop into the best in Edo, but her husband died due to Jouishishi's terrorist activities before they could do it.
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Ikumatsu and her parents lived in poverty until they started a successful clothing business. One day, her [[Musashi|father]] saved a young boy from drowning on a river, who turns out to be [[Daigo]] (Ikumatsu's future husband). However, Matsugorou lost his memories and married another woman, leaving his wife and daughter behind. Her mother knew the truth, but choose not to tell Ikumatsu. Years later, Matsugorou is found by Daigo who takes him to his ramen shop in an attempt to repay the debt of saving his life.
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Ikumatsu and her husband intended to turn their ramen shop into one that would be the best in Edo, but due to the sudden death of her husband by Jouishishi terrorists, they were unable to succeed.
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
*Height = 165cm
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Ikumatsu is blonde with dark blue eyes. Typically dressed in a pair of light grey working overalls, her ash-blonde hair is usually tied back in a ponytail while she single-handedly runs the ramen shop.
*Weight = 49kg
 
Ikumatsu is blonde with dark blue eyes.
 
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
After her husband died she holds a deep grudge against [[Jouishishi 攘夷志士|Joushishi]] members.
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After [[Daigo]] passed away, Ikumatsu came to hold a deep grudge against the [[Jouishishi]], as the event was one that continued to sprinkle salt onto such scars; but other than that, she is a kind, wise and deeply caring soul. Ikumatsu was quick to lend a helping hand to [[Katsura Kotarou|Katsura]], even though she knew he was being chased down by the Shinsengumi, citing her reason being that the man was wounded.
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Not only did she hide a fugitive in her ramen shop, but she also allowed him to work there, showing just how trusting Ikumatsu can be.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===Family===
 
===Family===
*'''[[Daigo 大吾|Daigo]]''': Her deceased husband killed by Joushishi.
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*'''[[Daigo]]''': Her deceased husband killed by the Jouishishi.
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*'''[[Musashi|Nishiki Matsugoro]]''': Her father who "abandoned" his wife and daughter.
   
 
===Friends & Allies===
 
===Friends & Allies===
*'''[[Sakata Gintoki]]''': She also has a quite the friendly relationship with Gintoki. When they are seen talking to eachother in her restaurant, and she says "It's been a long time!"; her demeanor is friendly and they chat comfortably.
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*'''[[Sakata Gintoki]]''': He visits her restaurant once in a while, and are on friendly terms with each other.
   
 
===Love Interest===
 
===Love Interest===
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==Story==
 
==Story==
Her husband's brother would later come to her shop, harassing her and asking for money to run a Jouishishi group, when in fact he was just a lowly thug. After denying him the money, he would kidnap Ikumatsu and try to sell her off. However, Katsura, who had worked as a waiter in her shop, hiding from the Shinsengumi, eventually came to her rescue and they thanked eachother before Katsura left.
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Her husband's brother would later come to her shop, harassing her and asking for money to run a Jouishishi group, when in fact he was just a lowly thug. After denying him the money, he would kidnap Ikumatsu and try to sell her off to a brothel. However, Katsura, who had worked as a waiter in her shop to hide from the Shinsengumi, eventually came to her rescue. They were able to thank each other before Katsura departed, still on the run from the police force.
[[Gintoki]] is known to be a frequent customer of her shop, and he comes her shop every now and then, when he gets some money from his various jobs and don't spend them on Jump, rent or gambling.<ref>Gintama Official Character Book ''Gin-chan neru!'' ISBN 4-08-874086-6, pg. 133.</ref> During their encounter in [[Episode 39]], it is discovered that Ikumatsu now sells [[soba]] in her restaurant.
 
   
Katsura's subsequent television interview by [[Hanano Saki 花野 咲|Hanano Saki]] was carried out at Ikumatsu's ramen shop.
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[[Gintoki]] is known to be a frequent customer of her shop, and he comes and goes, every now and then, when he manages to have some money left after spending it on his various habits (if he had any money to begin with).<ref>Gintama Official Character Book ''Gin-chan neru!'' ISBN 4-08-874086-6, pg. 133.</ref> During their encounter in [[Episode 39]], it is discovered that Ikumatsu now sells [[wikipedia:Soba|soba]] at her ramen shop.
   
==Trivia==
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Katsura's subsequent television interview with [[Hanano Saki]] was carried out in Ikumatsu's ramen shop.
*'''Ikumatsu's''' name is the same as the name of the geisha that hid '''Kogoro Katsura''' (the real person whom [[Katsura Kotarou]] was based on) during 1860s; she later became his wife.
 
   
==See Also==
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===[[Homeless Arc]]===
* [[Characters]]
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===[[Silver Soul Arc]]===
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==Trivia==
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*'''Ikumatsu's''' name is the same as the historical geisha that hid '''Kogoro Katsura''' (the famous Japanese statesman whom [[Katsura Kotarou]] was based on) during the 1860s; she would later on become his wife.
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*In the anime, when Katsura rescued her, he had untied her ropes before apologizing and leaving. In the manga though, Katsura leaves Ikumatsu still tied up when he left.
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*The name of Ikumatsu's shop is an obvious nod to the martial art practiced by Kenshiro, the protagonist of ''Hokuto no Ken''.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Female Characters]]
 
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[[Category:Human]]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:10, September 15, 2018


If you want Soba, go to a Soba shop!
Nishiki Ikumatsu
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Nishiki Ikumatsu (北斗心 幾松) is the owner of the Hokuto Shinken ramen shop. She was first introduced when Katsura Kotarou worked undercover at her shop, due to injuries and being on the run from the Shinsengumi.[1] She's the daughter of Nishiki Matsugorou.

BackgroundEdit

Ikumatsu and her parents lived in poverty until they started a successful clothing business. One day, her father saved a young boy from drowning on a river, who turns out to be Daigo (Ikumatsu's future husband). However, Matsugorou lost his memories and married another woman, leaving his wife and daughter behind. Her mother knew the truth, but choose not to tell Ikumatsu. Years later, Matsugorou is found by Daigo who takes him to his ramen shop in an attempt to repay the debt of saving his life.

Ikumatsu and her husband intended to turn their ramen shop into one that would be the best in Edo, but due to the sudden death of her husband by Jouishishi terrorists, they were unable to succeed.

AppearanceEdit

Ikumatsu is blonde with dark blue eyes. Typically dressed in a pair of light grey working overalls, her ash-blonde hair is usually tied back in a ponytail while she single-handedly runs the ramen shop.

PersonalityEdit

After Daigo passed away, Ikumatsu came to hold a deep grudge against the Jouishishi, as the event was one that continued to sprinkle salt onto such scars; but other than that, she is a kind, wise and deeply caring soul. Ikumatsu was quick to lend a helping hand to Katsura, even though she knew he was being chased down by the Shinsengumi, citing her reason being that the man was wounded.

Not only did she hide a fugitive in her ramen shop, but she also allowed him to work there, showing just how trusting Ikumatsu can be.

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

  • Daigo: Her deceased husband killed by the Jouishishi.
  • Nishiki Matsugoro: Her father who "abandoned" his wife and daughter.

Friends & AlliesEdit

  • Sakata Gintoki: He visits her restaurant once in a while, and are on friendly terms with each other.

Love InterestEdit

  • Katsura Kotarou: Although she now knows that Katsura is a Jouishishi member, they are on friendly terms through the mutual acceptance of the suffering they have both endured. It is hinted by her friends that Ikumatsu might have some romantic feelings for Katsura but they are dismissed.

StoryEdit

Her husband's brother would later come to her shop, harassing her and asking for money to run a Jouishishi group, when in fact he was just a lowly thug. After denying him the money, he would kidnap Ikumatsu and try to sell her off to a brothel. However, Katsura, who had worked as a waiter in her shop to hide from the Shinsengumi, eventually came to her rescue. They were able to thank each other before Katsura departed, still on the run from the police force.

Gintoki is known to be a frequent customer of her shop, and he comes and goes, every now and then, when he manages to have some money left after spending it on his various habits (if he had any money to begin with).[2] During their encounter in Episode 39, it is discovered that Ikumatsu now sells soba at her ramen shop.

Katsura's subsequent television interview with Hanano Saki was carried out in Ikumatsu's ramen shop.

Homeless ArcEdit

Silver Soul ArcEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Ikumatsu's name is the same as the historical geisha that hid Kogoro Katsura (the famous Japanese statesman whom Katsura Kotarou was based on) during the 1860s; she would later on become his wife.
  • In the anime, when Katsura rescued her, he had untied her ropes before apologizing and leaving. In the manga though, Katsura leaves Ikumatsu still tied up when he left.
  • The name of Ikumatsu's shop is an obvious nod to the martial art practiced by Kenshiro, the protagonist of Hokuto no Ken.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sorachi Hideaki, Gintama, VIZ media, Vol. 7, Lesson 55, page(s) 127.
  2. Gintama Official Character Book Gin-chan neru! ISBN 4-08-874086-6, pg. 133.
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