This elderly man is married to Hana and lives at the General Store. When you first move to Echo Village, Kosaburo will be out-of-town. He will move back once you have reached Winter 1 of your first year and his wife has 30,000 or more Friendship Points.

Kosaburo runs a Bait Shop inside of the General Store. His tackle shop is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You can buy Fish Traps from him for 150 G each, which is rather inexpensive. It may be easier to buy Fish Traps from Kosaburo than to make them yourself using your construction workshop.

He can also craft special fishing food that you can use to entice fish to bite more often while you're fishing. This is a good option to use if you're trying to win the Fall Fishing Tournament and you don't have the ingredients to craft Angler's Dream using your Medicine Maker machine.

Raising Kosaburo's friendship will earn you the blueprint for the Master Rod. The easiest way to raise his friendship is to give him fish. He likes them all!

Personal Data

Birthday: Summer 22

Family: Hana (wife), three grandchildren (all out of town)

Preferred Animals: Fat Dogs and giant Chickens (+150 FP)

Daily Schedule

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday (sunny, rainy, or snowy)

  • 6:00 am to 8:00 am = General Store (eating)
  • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm = Random Location A
  • 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm = General Store (eating)
  • 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm = Random Location B
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm = Random Location C
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm = General Store (eating)
  • 9:00 pm to 12:00 am = Random Location C

Monday, Wednesday, or Friday (sunny, rainy, or snowy)

  • 6:00 am to 8:00 am = General Store (eating)
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 am = General Store
  • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm = Bait Shop (shop open)
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm = Random Location C
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm = General Store (eating)
  • 9:00 pm to 12:00 am = Random Location C

Sunday through Saturday (stormy)

  • 6:00 am to 8:00 am = General Store (eating)
  • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm = General Store
  • 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm = General Store (eating)
  • 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm = General Store
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm = General Store (eating)
  • 9:00 pm to 12:00 am - General Store

Random Location A: (sunny or snowy) General Store, Village, West Village, or your West Farm | (rainy) Forest or River
Random Location B: (sunny or snowy) Chez Clement, Mine, Mountain, or River | (rainy) Mine, River, Village, or West Village
Random Location C: (sunny or snowy) General Store, Mountain, or River | (rainy) General Store

Gift Preferences

Special Gift
+800 FP
Rice Recipe: Squid Rice
Squid + Rice (recipe found when fishing)
Loved Gifts
+500 FP
Fish: all fish

Fried Recipes: Tuna Steak
Liked Gifts
+300 FP
Normal Items: Turnip, Big Turnip, Giant Turnip, Wasabi, Angler's Dream, Fish Food, Rice, Seaweed, Wine, Sea Urchin, Pine Branch

Critters: all critters

Salad Recipes: Boiled Spinach, Daikon Salad, Potato Plum Salad, Plum Paste Cucumber, Plum Vinegar Salad

Soup Recipes: Turnip Soup, Egg Spinach Soup, Miso Soup, Lotus Root Soup, Soy Milk, Clear Soup, Fish Chowder, Sturgeon Soup, Mitten Crab Soup

Fried Recipes: Grilled Fish, Chop Suey, Okonomiyaki, Bibimbap, Fried Lotus Root, Stir Fried Broccoli, Tofu Hamburger, Shrimp Chili, Meuniere

Pot Recipes: Turnip Stew, Simmered Potato, Boiled Pumpkin, Boiled Spinach, Simmered Eggplant, Boiled Daikon, Shredded Daikon, Oden, Boiled Lotus Root, Egg Custard, Spring Roll, Deep-Fried Lotus Root, Fried Isobe, Deep-Fried Catfish, Grouper Stew, Angler Fish Stew, Chum Salmon Soup, Red King Crab Stew, Softshell Stew, Blowfish Stew

Rice Recipes: Fried Rice Ball, Chestnut Rice, Mushroom Rice, Mixed Vegetable Rice, Yam Rice, Egg Rice Bowl, Eel Rice Bowl, Sea Urchin Rice Bowl, Seafood Rice Bowl, Oshinko Roll, Kappa Roll, Chirashi Sushi, Sea Bream Chazuke

Noodle and Bread Recipes: Eastern Pasta, Cold Noodles, Kitsune Udon, Stir Fried Udon, Udon with Egg, Pescatora, Cod Roe Pasta, Octopus Pasta

Dessert Recipes: Soy Milk Cake, Soy Milk Pudding, Soy Milk Cookie, Mushroom Ice Cream, Fish Ice Cream, Soy Milk Ice Cream

Drink Recipes: Tomato Juice, Carrot Juice, Pineapple Juice, Watermelon Juice, Kiwi Juice, Banana Juice, Mango Juice, Grape Juice, Chocolate Juice, Orange Juice, Cheese Drink, Yogurt Drink, Lassi, Aloe Juice, Banana au Lait, Iced Cocoa, Strawberry Shake, Pineapple Shake, Watermelon Shake, Kiwi Shake, Peach Shake, Cherry Shake, Banana Shake, Mango Shake, Apple Shake, Grape Shake, Chocolate Shake, Orange Shake, Berry Shake, Soy Milk Shake, Tiramisu Shake, Smoothie
Neutral Gifts
+50 FP
All other items not listed
Disliked Gifts
-300 FP
Normal Items: Fish Trap, Pink Rose, Marguerite, Tulip, Sunflower, Red Rose, Hydrangea, Nadeshiko, White Rose, Gerbera, Snowdrop, Gentian, Blue Rose, Cactus, Chicken Feed, Pet Food, Treat, Cow Treat, Sheep Treat, Chicken Treat, Rose Perfume, Herb Perfume, Ocean Perfume, Forest Perfume, Spring Perfume, Summer Perfume, Fall Perfume, Winter Perfume, Dog Bone, Cat Bell, Barn Dirt, Oil, Bottle, Can, Fish Bones, Old Boot, Soil, Glittering Stone, Gold, Silver, Copper, Scrap Metal, Brick, Glass Stone, Iron, Crystal, Ruby, Jade, Diamond, Amethyst, Emerald, Agate, Peridot, Sandrose, Fluorite, Adamantite, Orichalcum, Mithril, Platinum, Pink Diamond, Topaz, Moon Stone, Mythic Stone, Weed, Rock, Small Rock, Black Rock, Branch, Small Branch, Black Branch

Noodle and Bread Recipes: Green Pasta, Cream Pasta, Penne all'Arrabbiata, Cheese Pasta, Carbonara, Lasagna, Herb Pasta, Peperoncino, Genovese Pasta, Beefaroni

Drink Recipes: Cappuccino, Cafe Mocha, Vegetable Tea, Strawberry Tea, Peach Tea, Cherry Tea, Apple Tea, Blueberry Tea, Butter Tea, Earl Grey Tea, Herb Tea, Milk Tea, Spring Milk Tea, Summer Milk Tea, Fall Milk Tea, Spring Herb Tea, Summer Herb Tea, Fall Herb Tea, Honey Tea
Hated Gifts
-500 FP
Normal Items: Fodder, Poison Mushroom

Noodle and Bread Recipes: Bread, Potato Bread, Cornbread, Walnut Bread, Vegetable Bread, Fruit Bread, French Toast, Yogurt Bread, Butter Roll, Basil Cheese Bread, Focaccia
-800 FP
Drink Recipe: Grass Juice