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Yorozuya (万事屋 Yorozuya?) is an outfit doing errands or odd-jobs for a fee, founded by Gintoki.

Introduction

Yorozuya is an all do shop where they take any kind of jobs for a fee. It was founded by the main protagonist Sakata Gintoki, who, according to Katsura Kotarou in Episode 5, disappeared mysteriously after the Joui Wars. In Episode 138, it was explained that he used to have partners taking on the roles of the current Yorozuya members Shimura Shinpachi, Kagura and Sadaharu. Also, in Episode 164 it was shown that the old members went on to form their own Yorozuya and ended up doing a much better job than the real Yorozuya, albeit under "new leadership". Refer to Old Yorozuya and Yorozuya Kin Gon Chan for more details.

As of Farewell, Shinsengumi Arc, followed by Shige Shige's death, and Shinsengumi's recent disbandment, Yorozuya place has been compromised after Gintoki, whom had a past guilt of loosing his master by his own hand with the Shinsengumi almost began to share a same fate as the past Joui patriot was, punches the current and yet tyrannical Shogun, Nobu Nobu with a hidden rage, whereas Otose cover the members' whereabout.

The Name Yorozuya

Namecard
Only Yorozuya (万事屋) appears on the namecard.

The full name as shown on the Yorozuya office signboard hanging above Otose Snack is Yorozuya Gin Chan (万事屋銀ちゃん), but displayed on Sakata Gintoki's namecard shown in Episode 3 is only Yorozuya (万事屋).

The name Yorozuya (万事屋) literally means 'house of 10,000 business'. The phrase is made up of:

  • 'yorozu' (万), whose literal meaning is 10,000, but is commonly used to mean 'myriad', 'various', 'many', 'everything', 'anything under the sky'.
  • (事) meaning 'matter', 'business'
  • ya (屋) meaning 'house/hut', 'shop'
  • The more commonly seen phrase is (万屋), which is defined as Jack-of-all-trades in WWWJDIC.
  • As mentioned by Kagura in Episode 164, the reading of the kanji phrase (万事屋) was originally banjiya, but Sakata Gintoki apparently coined the reading yorozuya. The regular kanji for yorozuya is actually (万屋).

(事) This symbol however can be translated as matter, thing or business. The best meaning for Gintoki's Yorozuya would be the first meaning stated above. "House of 10,000 business".

Members

Active

Gintoki mug
Sakata Gintoki
坂田 銀時
Shinpachi mug
Shimura Shinpachi
志村 新八
Kagura mug
Kagura
神楽
Sadaharu mug
Sadaharu
定春


Former

Pirako Chin Profile
Chin Pirako
Kanemaru mug
Kanemaru
金丸
Ikesawa mug
Ikesawa
池沢
Furuhashi mug
Furuhashi
古橋
Fleshywoman mug
Beautiful Fleshy Woman
肉感的な美女
Sakata kintoki
Sakata Kintoki
坂田 金時


Job Requests

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Client Episode/Chapter Occurred Requests
Unnamed Episode 1 Look for the cat named Kuromi-chan
Hachiro's/Kyoushirou's Mother Episode 54 Look for her son
Terakado Tsuu Episode 56 Appear as a mascot
Elizabeth Episode 58 Find Katsura Kotarou
Murata Tetsuya Look for the missing Benizakura sword
Murata Tetsuko Stop her brother, Murata Tetsuko, from destroying Edo by using the Benizakura sword
Okuni's guardian Episode 63 Protect Okuni
Ochi-san Episode 68 Help him around on his haunted house
Snack Smile Manager Episode 83 Find replacements to serve as hostesses for an important person
Unnamed Episode 84 Dress as foxes
Okita Sougo Episode 86 Pretend to be his bestfriend
Toujou Ayumu Episode 88 Make Kyuubei act as a girl
Space Woman Episode 93 Help her confess to someone
Hasegawa Taizou Episode 94 Help him win the trial
Unnamed Episode 98 Buy five Owee consoles
Hijikata Toushirou Episode 102 Protect the Shinsengumi
Mashiroi Kaguzou Episode 107 Get his son out of the warehouse
Azumi Agonoske (??) Episode 111 Help to court a host
Unnamed Episode 115 Catch a suspicion person
Barber Shop Owner Episode 151 Look after the shop
Tsukuyo Episode 177 Help her stop the crime spree in Yoshiwara
Hinowa Episode 181 Give Tsukuyo comfort
Monks Episode 185 Get rid of the giant beehive