Goemon Ishikawa is a Historical-Domain Character from Japan, specifically Feudal Japan. This outlaw character is considered the Japanese equivalent of Robin Hood, and his story is still featured in Kabuki Theatre. This legendary rogue is Shrouded in Myth and has become a Japanese Folk Hero. He is often given exaggerated ninja skills. His attempt to assassinate Toyotomi Hideyoshi have given rise to speculation for his reason (some say Toyo had his wife killed, others that he wanted to stop a tyrant), but was caught when he accidentally knocked off a bell. Ishikawa was boiled alive in a iron kettle along with his son. With the last of his strength, Ishikawa held his child out of the kettle◊. This story has given rise to the nickname of "Goemon bath" (goemonburo) for the large iron kettle-shaped bathtubs common in Japan. Traditionally, Goemon tends to be portrayed as a Gentleman Thief and a Large Ham, often with Kabuki Sounds, mannerism and huge, afro-like hair.
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