It was a pretty large village from what I know. Hell, my dad never talks about it. You're askin' the wrong person. Try Aki.
— Hisei, regarding his knowledge of Yamato.

It was small to be considered a town and large to be considered a village. Population's mostly okay, but right now? It's fuckin' dead.
— Maki, regarding her knowledge of Yamato.

Yamato Possible Location

Large Village



Yamato Village refers to the former hometown of Maki Kuronami, Xanadu Kuroha and the original home of Hisei and Aki Tokuhana's parents. It has a population of around 200. It was destroyed when a Grimm siege occurred. It's located somewhere close to the Kingdom of Vale. The map shown is the estimated location where Yamato once resided.


Yamato was founded by Haruna Kuronami, Kurosawa Tokuhana and six other fugitives who came from a town between the borders of Vacuo and Vale.

Initially, they were a caravan who survived by hunting animals in the woods. By day, they would hunt for food. By night, they would be defending their caravan from the Grimm.

Haruna led the militia of warriors, and secretly ate the Grimm they killed, beginning the 'downfall' of the Kuronami family.

The caravan would eventually become a village, as Faunus and human refugees found their way there, hearing rumors about a 'safe haven in the woods'.

As it's population grew, the amount of defenders began to increase, allowing the village to begin settling down. Eventually, the Kuronami would receive a secondary family branch known as Kuroha.

Decades pass and they began to receive more talented people such as blacksmiths and merchants. By the time Natsuya Kuronami was born, the village is already considered a large village.

Generations pass and only the Kuronami family, the Kuroha family and the Tokuhana family remained among the original founders of Yamato.

The Tokuhana family would eventually leave behind Yamato to live in the prospering kingdom of Vale. Likewise, the Kuroha family's final member, Xanadu Kuroha would leave for Vale to become a Huntress. This leaves behind the Kuronami family, now led by Shizune Kuronami, as the sole founding family to lead Yamato.

With that, Maki Kuronami was born. The final descendant of Haruna Kuronami before the village was destroyed by a Grimm attack.


The village has a very western motif... while having their names be exotic in origin. The village doesn't have a centralized religion, instead having multiple beliefs based on the section of the village.

They have a wide variety of people living there, with almost half being Faunus. The village is a bit more open to Faunuskind, which tends to come as a surprise to passing Faunus.

Despite this, they are fairly hostile to Huntsmen. While they won't stop their own kin from becoming Huntsmen, they tend to be unwelcomed to Yamato afterwards. This may stem from the founders of Yamato not being Huntsmen, yet being able to defend the village.

As a result, no Huntsman that isn't related to the founders have opted to defend Yamato.

Known People Born or has Origins in YamatoEdit


  • Yamato refers to Japan's ancient name and the old name of the area now known today as Sakurai City, in Nara Profecture of Japan.

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