She was a member of the Old Yorozuya like Kanemaru, Gintoki, and Furuhashi. Before she joined the Old Yorozuya she was a housewife with some serious drinking problems. One day Gintoki walks into her home and asks her if she wants to join the Old Yorozuya, after giving her some alcohol she accepts, but she never did really quit drinking so she always has​ a sake bottle near her.