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Ishigami Village (石神村 Ishigami Mura) is a small community in the Stone World. The village later becomes a base of science operations for Senku to redevelop lost technology such as the steam engine, the telephone cable, and the katana.

Ishigami Village is also the home of multiple key characters, including Chrome, Kohaku, Ruri, Suika, Kaseki, Ginro, and Kinro. Additionally, the village is home to several strong fighters who defend the village such as Magma and Kokuyo.[1]

Location

Ishigami Village is located across two islets in a large lake surrounded by mountains. One is covered in huts with a road down to a few boats, the other hosts the Village Chief's house and makeshift stadium for the village games.

Main Islet

The main islet.

The main islet is home to the majority of the villagers. It has approximately ten huts, all built in a similar manner with thatched roofs, round bases, small square windows and curtains rather than hinged doors as entryways. Their sizes vary. Near the back of the islet, there is a small tower with the village symbol atop it, able to be used as a guard tower despite having no visible ladder or alternative route up. A large space has been left devoid of houses, presumably as a location for crafts to happen such as boat construction or as a space for the children to play.

The houses have wooden posts embedded in the mud walls to support the thatch, and their walls are sometimes shown to be slanted inward.[2] Internally, it's been shown that the houses have floors that are recessed into the ground for unknown reasons.[3] The dirt ground is covered with a wooden floor of often radialy disposed beams (but not always), leaving a hole in the middle for a fire pit, used mostly for cooking. Because of this, the thatches of the houses often have a raised cap for smoke exhaust. This sort of setup would be replaced by Senku with stoves made of sheet copper and proper exhaust pipes. The houses have very little in regards to furnishings, other than large clay vessels for storage laid straight on the floor,[4] as the villagers appear to spend most of the time outdoors even in winter.

Throne room interior.

Village chief's islet.

Chief's Islet

The chief's islet houses the Grand Bout, and is home to the village chief and his family. It is slightly smaller than the main islet, and has posts set up around the edges but no fence. The singular house is the largest in the village, and is built on top of a squat, convex, cylindrical tower. The house itself has two floors, the main floor being a throne room where the entire village can gather, and the top floor acting as more of a private meeting room or bedroom.

Village Graveyard

The village's graveyard.

The village graveyard is a short walk away from the village itself, at the bottom of a ravine. It is a large mound with several gravestones, some of which are marked with symbols. Some of the symbols are identifiable as mathematical symbols (or identical to them) while others are less recognizable.

The topmost one is the village founder's gravestone, which was actually a time capsule containing a record left by Byakuya. The gravestone was removed from Byakuya's actual burial site in Treasure Island and brought to the mainland in accordance to the hundred tales.

Chrome's Storehouse

Chrome's storehouse.

Chrome's storehouse is located just outside the village bridge, surrounded by forest. It is far enough away that any experiments of Chrome's don't disturb the villagers or put them at risk. Despite it being solely Chrome's, it is one of the larger village buildings and more complicated to build as it is on stilts, eight of them. It is also one of the few, if not the only building with hinged doors at the entryway, and it lacks windows, likely due to Chrome covering all the internal wall surface with shelves. It later gets upgraded to being an observatory as well, giving it two floors.

Traditions

Grand Bout

The Grand Bout is a martial arts tournament which occurs after the village's priestess reaches 18 years of age. The purpose of the bout is to select the next village chief who will also become the husband of the priestess. This role normally goes to the strongest unmarried man in the village.

It can be inferred, based on a mention of team-based bouts[5] that the Grand Bout is not the only martial arts tournament that takes place in Ishigami village.

100 Tales

The 100 Tales are a set of stories created by Byakuya Ishigami to be passed down orally from generation to generation. The aim of it was to preserve some of the knowledge humanity had before the Petrification, and to lead both the post-petrification humans towards mainland Japan and any scientists towards Treasure Island's treasure chest.

Stone Day

The village also has "Stone Day" on January 4th, a celebration that came from the 100 Tales. It is a pun on the name of the village, as 1-4 can be read as "i-shi" in Japanese, meaning stone (石). It is also Senku's birthday.[6]

Outfit

Rope

Each of the villagers incorporate what looks like rope somewhere into their outfit. It is made of straw from grasses like hemp (but not necessarily hemp itself). It is not made in the way of traditional Japanese-style rope, but instead in a way unique to the village.[7] The origins of the tradition is unknown, however it is only shown on Ishigami villagers.[8] The location of the rope and how it's tied symbolizes age, class, and work group, but can also be used as decoration or symbols of religion. There is also red thread woven in to the rope, the symbol of color for Ishigami villagers, which also proves village membership and rank.[9]

Clothing

The village also has a custom of wearing platform sandals made of wood,[10] the soles of which are narrower than the wearer's feet. They're based off of modern Japanese Geta, and aid them in traversing swamp-like terrain. In winter, the rope sandal part is replaced with a furred leather boot but the sole remains the same.

All of the villagers' clothing is dyed to a shade of blue-green, with the only exceptions being Kokuyo's white under-tunic, Magma's black (anime)/white (manga) one, and Suika's white shirt.

History

They are an offshoot of the original descendants from the ISS's Astronauts that left Treasure Island to find the mainland of Japan. However, this fact was lost over the years until its rediscovery in 5741.

Thanks to Byakuya’s influence from the legends of his adoptive son, Senku was recognized by Ruri which helped him to win over the village and add them to his Kingdom of Science.

Villagers

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Trivia

  • Those who break the rules are banished.
  • The 40 named villagers are not the only inhabitants that live in the village, as Kohaku says that she forgets the number and names of several children and elders.[11]
  • The boats the village uses are single outrigger boats, known for being the first ocean-going ships due to their improved stability compared to single-hulled boats. The villagers developing this type of boat makes sense, as the lake they live on may have a connection to the ocean where they can catch fish.
  • When Suika was alone in South America, she remade several Ishigami villagers' rope to replace the decayed ones. They are slightly different to the usual villager rope as the straw used is from South America rather than Japan, and also Suika was a child so they're less well-made. Visually, the new ropes have frayed ends to differentiate from the old ones.[12]
  • Nearly every villager has a name relating to science. They are either elements, minerals, or somehow related to geology or space:
    • Kohaku, コハク Amber
    • Ruri, ルリ Lapis Lazuli

      The chief's islet reference sheet for the anime.

    • Kokuyo, コクヨウ Obsidian
    • Jasper, ジャスパー Jasper

      Chrome's storehouse reference sheet for the anime.

    • Turqoise, ターコイズ Turquoise
    • Genbu, 玄武 Black Tortoise (one of the Four Symbols)
    • Magma, マグマ Magma
    • Mantle,マントル Mantle
    • Shirogane, 白金 (シロガネ) Platinum
    • Soyuz, ソユーズ Soyuz (the space capsule)
    • Hagane, ハグネ Steel
    • Argo, アルゴ Argon
    • Tetsuken, 鉄犬 (テツイヌ) Iron + Dog
    • Kinro, (キン) (ロー) Gold + Wolf
    • Ginro, (ギン) (ロー) Silver + Wolf
    • Carbo, カーボ Carbon
    • Beryl, ベリー Beryllium
    • Natri, なとり Natrium (Latin for sodium)
    • Alumi, あるみ Aluminium
    • Kaseki, カセキ Fossil
    • Titan, チタン Titanium
    • Suzu, すず Tin
    • Sagan, サガン Sandstone
    • En, 工ン Salt
    • Ganen, ガン工ン Halite (a.k.a. rock salt)
    • Suika, スイカ Watermelon (though it might be a nickname[13])
    • Unmo, ウンモ Mica
    • Chrome, クロム Chromium
    • Shovel, シャベル Shovel (the digging implement)
    • Namari, ナマリ Lead
    • Sho, (ショー) Reef
    • Sango, (サン) () Coral
    • Azura, あずら Azurite
    • Kujaku, () (ジャク) Malachite
    • Chalk, チョーク Chalk
    • Alabaster, アラバスタ Alabaster
    • Dia, ダイヤ Diamond
    • Ruby, ルビイ Ruby
    • Sapphire, サファイア Sapphire
    • Garnet, ガーネット Garnet

References

  1. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 47, Page 16
  2. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 17, Page 9
  3. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 58, Page 17
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 58, Page 12
  5. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 18, Page 23
  6. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 56
  7. Commentary/Dr. STONE: The rope of Ishigami village
  8. Boichi's Manga Drawing Show #30.
  9. Boichi's Manga Drawing Show: The fighters in the STONE WORLD
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZQLCsjJDsI [Boichi, PLZ draw this!] Sai and Ryusui Brother and kid and youth Suika
  11. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 17, Page 15
  12. Commentary/Dr. STONE: The rope of Ishigami village
  13. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 21, Page 4

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