A mysterious blond man who wears distinctive crimsonred clothing. He formerly worked as a bodyguard for Ayamaro the merchant. Kyuzo wields double blades that fit into one sheath on his back and has skills matching or exceeding Kambei039s. He ultimately becomes part of the team and helps to defend the village as well as to refine his swordsmanship. However he has another reason for joining the seven he wishes to challenge Kambei to a duel to the death after the bandits are defeated. wikipedia