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Iwao Yamamura (山村 巌 Yamamura Iwao) is a fisherman who runs the village's liquor seller and the father of Miwa Yamamura.


Yamamura is a very proud man he loves fishing and/or anything sea related, and himself. He seems to have a god complex, during episode four he makes Seishuu Handa write his boat name as"Yuigadokuson-Maru" meaning "I am Holy" or "I am God". Miwa Yamamura tells Seishuu that her father doesn't tolerate failure and is very frightening when he is angered.


Yamamura is first seen in episode 3 on the boat during the mochi-picking event. He is evidently an important part of Miwa Yamamura's life. Miwa and Iwao are similar, both are foul-mouthed, outspoken people who do what they what want. But they too, despite not knowing how to say it, care deeply for those around them and each other.


  • The name Iwao means "rock, crag, boulder" (巌).
  • Iwao's surname Yamamura means "mountain, hill" (山) (yama) and "town, village" (村) (mura).