Japanese - A samurai. Sano was cheated out of his estates by relatives and lived as a poor farmer. When the regent, Tokiyori, called unrecognised at his house, Sano and his wife made him welcome and gave him what little food they had. Later, when he received a call to arms, Sano was surprised to be presented to the regent whom he had taken to be an itinerant priest and he had all his estates returned to him. In some lore, occasionally known as Sano.

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