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This article is about a character in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.

Chiyo Kumasawa (熊沢 チヨ Kumasawa Chiyo) is an elderly servant who has worked for the Ushiromiya family on and off for a long time.

Profile[edit | edit source]

The elderly woman is a part-timer who, though she has quit her job several times along the way, has served the family for a great many years in total.

She is crafty and more than competent when it comes to performing her duties, but because of her chattiness and love of rumors, she is not highly regarded as a servant.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kumasawa is old and has gray hair tied into a bun.

She wears a white apron over a black shirt.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Kumasawa is a mischievous lady who often makes puns relating to mackerel and the occasional innuendo.

Background[edit | edit source]

Kumasawa has worked for the Ushiromiya family for years and is privy to many of their secrets. She served Beatrice Ushiromiya in Kuwadorian, helped raise Yasu after they were found to have survived the cliff incident, and collaborated in hiding Kinzo Ushiromiya's death. Kumasawa taught Yasu the meaning of magic and led to them becoming Beatrice.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Role in the Games[edit | edit source]

Legend of the Golden Witch[edit | edit source]

After Eva and Hideyoshi's deaths, the survivors gather in Kinzo's study. After finding another letter by Beatrice, she, the servants, and Maria are sent to the parlor. Their corpses are later discovered.

Found in the parlor. Her calf had a weapon resembling an ice-pick sticking out of it, and her face had been smashed.

At the eighth twilight, gouge the leg and kill.

Turn of the Golden Witch[edit | edit source]

Was killed in the servant's room by a fake Kanon. Her corpse later disappears when the survivors come to check.

Died in the servant room, her throat sliced open cut by a sharp blade or something similar.

The finishing touches are yet to come.

Later, Genji rediscovers her corpse outside.

Her corpse, which had gone missing, was later found in the courtyard. At that time, it had a weapon shaped like a stake rammed into its ankle.

With this, even the eighth twilight is finished.

Banquet of the Golden Witch[edit | edit source]

When Beatrice begins collecting sacrifices for the first twilight, Kumasawa suddenly displays magical abilities. She turns out to be Virgilia in disguise, and wants to stop Beatrice from misusing the Endless Magic. After a duel, Virgilia is killed and reverts back to her human form.

Her corpse was found in the guest room on the second floor. The weapon used on her is assumed to be a gun or spear-shaped object.

This seldom-used second floor guest room was her secret napping spot.

Alliance of the Golden Witch[edit | edit source]

She and Gohda escape the dining room where the first twilight occurred and tell Battler and the cousins about it. Per Kinzo's request, she is locked inside the garden storehouse with Gohda. When Battler comes to check on them later, their corpses are found hanging inside.

Her corpse was found in the rose garden storehouse. It's assumed that she was hung by the neck after being shot in the forehead.

As long as I could construct a closed room murder, nothing else mattered.

End of the Golden Witch[edit | edit source]

Kinzo is revealed to have died before 1986, and many of the servants including Kumasawa try to hide this fact from the rest of the family.

Dawn of the Golden Witch[edit | edit source]

Alive by the time of the game's suspension.

Requiem of the Golden Witch[edit | edit source]

It is revealed that she was the wet nurse of Beatrice Ushiromiya in Kuwadorian.

In the Tea Party, Kumasawa is murdered in the Guest House by Kyrie along with the other servants.

Twilight of the Golden Witch[edit | edit source]

Kumasawa along with Gohda are killed on the fourth and fifth twilights of Bernkastel's Game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Chiyo's surname Kumasawa means "bear" (熊) (kuma) and "marsh" (沢) (sawa).
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