[Jujutsu Kaisen] What are 3 families? An explanation of big three families and their relationship!

[Jujutsu Kaisen] What are 3 families? An explanation of big three families and their relationship! Jinichi Zenin

This article explains the 3 families of Jujutsu Kaisen, Gojo, Zen’in and Kamo families, including details of their lineage, their inherited techniques, who they were born to, the relationship between the three families.

3 families in the jujutsu world is very influential and has a long history and solid tradition as a family of sorcerers.

Amongst the students and teachers at the technical college, there are characters born into the 3 families as well as other characters born in relation to that family.

We will start with an overview of the three families and then look at the details of each family line.

What you can learn from this article
  • Outline of the three families
  • What is the family tree of the three families?
  • The relationship between the three families
  • Why Gojo family and Zen’in family don’t get along

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[Jujutsu Kaisen] 3 families are an elite family of jujutsu world!

In the jujutsu world, it is very important to be born into a family of sorcerers, and the ability to use technique is determined by whether or not you are born with the innate technique engraved on your body.

The Gojo family, the Zen’in family and the Kamo family have a long history as families of sorcerers, and these families are known as the 3 families.


Each of these three families has its own inherited techniques which are passed down from generation to generation. As these families have a long history, they expect their children to be gifted as sorcerers.

  • Does the child have the technique from birth?
  • Is this the iherited technique?

In the 3 Families, those who are not born with an inherited technique are treated badly, even if they are the children of the main family.

On the other hand, if you have the iherited technique, you are treated well, even if you are the son of a concubine or the son of a disowned sorcerer.

Therefore, in the 3 families, the “inherited technique” is more important than whether the family is a soke or not.


Basically, the 3 families are sorcerers from generation to generation, so it is normal that they are born with a technique.

However, there is a rare case where a person is born into one of the 3 families but does not inherit any techniques.

This is the pattern of “Heavenly binding curse“, where a person is forced to sacrifice something in order to gain some powerful power.

In this case, instead of being unable to use techniques, the child’s physical abilities are out of this world, or the child has other abilities that are outstanding, but in the 3 families, because the technique comes first, such a child is not even treated as a human being.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] 3 families: Gojo family

First of all, let’s take a closer look at one of the three families, the Gojo family.

The Gojo family is, in a way, the strongest and most influential family in the jujutsu world, and it is often depicted in the story.

There is only one reason for this: “that man” of the Gojo family. lol

What is the Gojo family, one of the three families?

What is the Gojo family, one of the three families?(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The representative of the Gojo family is “Satoru Gojo“, who is rather a one-man team to the extent that no one other than Satoru appears at all.

Satoru Gojo is known as “the strongest sorcerer in the present“, and it is said that he alone can destroy Japan.

As a result, the Gojo family is no longer just “Satoru Gojo himself”, and his influence alone has grown to such an extent that it is no longer an exaggeration to say that the Gojo family exists.


Satoru Gojo has the power to interfere in the decisions of the upper echelons of the jujutsu world, such as overturning the secret executions of Yuta Okkotsu and Yuji Itadori.

Conversely, if Satoru were to disappear, the Gojo family’s presence would quickly fall to the ground among the 3 families.

The Gojo family is the lineage of Michizane Sugawara, one of the three strongest spirits in Japan.

The Gojo family is the lineage of Michizane Sugawara, one of the three strongest spirits in Japan.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The Gojo family is said to have its roots in Michizane Sugawara, one of the Three Great Vengeful Spirits of Japan in Volume 0 of Jujutsu Kaisen.

Although the history and tradition of the Gojo family itself is not shown at all due to the existence of Satoru Gojo in the story, it is understood that the family has a very venerable lineage as a family of sorcerers from generation to generation.


Incidentally, as we shall see later, Yuta Okkotsu is also descended from Michizane Sugawara.

Yuta was born into a family of non-sorcerers, but because of his Michizane  Sugawara’s blood, he has an overwhelming talent.

What are the Gojo family’s inherited techniques?

What are the Gojo family's inherited techniques?(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The Gojo family’s inherited technique is the “Limitless cursed technique“.

It is a technique that “embodies the infinite in the real world”. Due to the effect of this technique, even if you try to attack Satoru Gojo, the closer you get to him, the slower you become, and you can’t even touch him forever.

And through the application of the “Limitless cursed technique“, he can perform various abilities.

  • Cursed technique Lapse “Blue“: to generate a force of attraction
  • Cursed technique Reversal “Red“: to generate a force of divergence
  • Hollow “Purple“: to push out the imaginary mass

It is said that only Satoru Gojo is able to use this technique in the Gojo family because extremely precise calculations and strict control of cursed energy are required.

In other words, not just anyone can handle the Gojo family’s inherited “Limitless cursed technique”, but anyone who does not possess the “Six eyes” mentioned below cannot handle it properly.

Satoru Gojo is the strongest sorcerer in the world because he has both “Limitless cursed technique” and “Six eyes”.

About “Six Eyes”

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Six eyes” is a peculiar constitution that can be born in members of the Gojo family.

  • The ability to know the true nature of an opponent’s technique just by looking at them.
  • Able to perform the precise calculations and control of cursed energy necessary for “Limitless cursed technique”.
  • The ability to see through the truth or falsity of other jujutsu matters.
  • To reduce cursed energy consumption to zero.

It is said to be the first time in hundreds of years that a child like Gojo Satoru was born with both “Limitless cursed trechnique” and “Six eyes”.

And conversely, unless a child with this combination was born, there would be no user of “Limitless cursed trechnique”, so the power of the Gojo family was probably the weakest of the 3 families.

Who are the characters born in the Gojo family?

Here we introduce those born into the Gojo family, one of the three families.

However, as mentioned above, the existence of the influence of Gojo family itself is the same as Satoru Gojo himself, so no one from the Gojo family other than Satoru Gojo appears.

Satoru Gojo

Satoru Gojo(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Satoru Gojo was born in the Gojo family, and as I mentioned earlier, he has the Gojo family’s inherited technique of “Limitless cursed technique” and also has the “Six eyes“, so it was decided that he would be the strongest from the moment he was born.

He is the strongest sorcerer in the world, and he is so strong that even Geto(Kenjaku) and special grade cursed spirits give up on defeating him from the beginning.


In the main story, he is a teacher at a technical college and wants to clean up the old structure of the upper echelons of the jujutsu world.

Because of this, Satoru Gojo is greatly disliked by the upper echelons, and there are often fights between “Satoru Gojo who wants to wipe out the upper echelons” and “the upper echelons who want to get rid of Satoru Gojo”.

Is Yuta Okkotsu born in the Gojo family?

Is Yuta Okkotsu born in the Gojo family?(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Yuta Okkotsu, as mentioned above, is a descendant of Michizane Sugawara and a distant relative of Gojo Satoru. However, Yuta Okkotsu was not born into the Gojo family, but into an ordinary family of non-sorcerers.

When he was 11 years old, his girlfriend Rika Orimoto died in front of him in a car accident, and he couldn’t accept it, so he unconsciously cursed her.

Since then, Rika has been possessing Yuta Okkotsu as a special grade over-cursed grudge spirit, and has been cursing those who bully Yuta Okkotsu.

Rika was liberated from the curse and went to heaven in volume 0 of the Jujutsu Kaisen, and she appears in the main story in chapter 137 after a long absence.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] 3 families: Zen’in family

One of the three families, the Zen’in family, is one of the most aristocratic and elitist of the three families.

As I said at the beginning of this article, the most important thing in the three families is whether or not you have inherited technique.

What is the Zen’in family, one of the three families?

What is the Zen'in family, one of the three families?(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Of the 3 families, the Zen’in family is probably the least popular for readers.

Although all of the 3 families emphasis on inherited techniques, there is a clear difference in the treatment of the Zen’in family.

In the words of Momo Nishinomiya, who describes the Zen’in family as

If you are not Zen’in, you are not a sorcerer.
If you are not a sorcerer, you are not a human.

This is a good description of the Zen’in family.

In other words, if you have anything other than the inherited techniques, you are a kind of human being, and if you have not even inherited the techniques, you are not a human being in Zen’in family.

As we will see later, Toji and Maki were born without any techniques, so they were persecuted.


Incidentally, there is a scene in the 13th volume of the manga, chapter 113, in which the Zen'in family does not hesitate to use any means to obtain a (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Incidentally, there is a scene in the 13th volume of the manga, chapter 113, in which the Zen’in family does not hesitate to use any means to obtain a “child with inherited technique“.

Toji Zen’in had left the Zen’in family and changed his name to Toji Fushikuro, and had made a deal with Naobito Zen’in over Toji’s son, Megumi Fushikuro.

Toji offered Naobito “800 million yen(8 million dollar) if he has inherited technique, 700 million yen(7 million dollars) if it’s something else“, but Naobito makd a deal for an extraordinary amount of money, “I’ll give you 1 billion yen(10 million dollars) if he has  inherited technique.“.

In the world where sorcerers control the underworld, the economic power of the 3 families seems to be off the charts.

What are the Zen’in family’s inherited techniques?

What are the Zen'in family's inherited techniques?(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The Zen-in family’s inherited techniques are the “Ten Shadows Technique” and the “Projection sorcery“.

The “Ten Shadows Technique” allows you to summon up to ten different shikigami, using your own shadow as the medium.

However, you cannot summon all 10 types of shikigami from the start, and you must first defeat them in the “exorcism” in order to summon them.

The stronger the shikigami, the harder it will be to beat it, but once you have successfully beaten it, you are free to summon it again.
See the details of Megumi Fushiguro’s “Ten Shadows technique”


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The “Projection Sorcery“, which is also practised by Naobito Zen’in and Naoya Zen’in, is a technique that has been handed down through the Zen’in family.

This technique involves dividing one second into 24 parts, using one’s own field of vision as the angle of view, and tracing the movements one has made within the angle of view.

This allows him to move at great speed instead of being restricted to a predetermined number of movements, which is why Naobito is known as the “fastest sorcerer“.

Who are the characters born in the Zen’in family?

The Zen’in family is one of the largest of the 3 families, and many characters from this family appear in the story.

The family’s high prestige and elitist attitude has led many to leave the family, and the story shows that the family is quite a messy one.

Character About him/her
Naobito Zenin Naobito is the 26th head of the Zen’in family.
He is a drunkard who carries alcohol with him on a daily basis and likes to drink even when he is on the battlefield, but his skills as a sorcerer are excellent.
Naobito is special grade-1 sorcerer, and he is said to be the “fastest sorcerer” apart from Satoru Gojo, who is a master of the “Projection Sorcery“.
Naoya Zenin Naoya is the son of Naobito Zen’in.
He has a Kansai dialect and a light-hearted way of speaking, and he seems to be very fond of Mai.
He is extremely disliked in the Zen’in family because of his male chauvinist views and his mocking attitude.
By the way he is a master of the “Projection Sorcery“.
Ogi Zenin Zen’in Ougi is the father of Maki and Mai. He is responsible for approving Naoya’s use of cursed tools from the storage.
In chapter 138 and 148, he showed the technique of a sword. He may have taught Maki how to use weapons.
Jinichi Zenin Jinichi was one of those who appeared for the first time in chapter 138.
He has been in charge of approving Naoya’s use of cursed tools from the storage.
There is a scene in which he tried to strike Naoya with his bare hands, and his physique and title as a special 1st-grade sorcerer give him an aura of strength.
Toji Fushiguro Toji was born in the Zen’in family, but due to the “Heavenly binding curse” of having “no technique” and “completely zero cursed energy“, he had no talent as a sorcerer.
But he had physical abilities and five senses beyond the human beings.
Then he left the Zen’in family, became a son-in-law and changed his name to Toji Fushiguro.
He is the only person who defeated Satoru Gojo, even though he was a student.
Maki Zen’in Maki has the same pattern as Toji, that is, “Heavenly binding curse“, with no technique and no cursed energy.
However, in Maki’s case, her cursed energy is not completely zero as in the case of Toji, and she has a cursed energy at the level of an ordinary person.
Maki is also unable to exorcise cursed spirits by herself, so she fights as a sorcerer by using cursed tools that contain cursed energy.
Mai Zen’in Mai is Maki’s twin sister, and unlike Maki, she has a technique, but it is not an inherited one.
Her technique is “Construction“, which uses cursed energy to create objects.
Along with Maki, she was treated as a scullery maid in the Zen’in household, and as a child she always followed Maki around.
Megumi Fushiguro Megumi Fushiguro was born to Toji and his wife, and was therefore not of the Zen’in family. However, as mentioned above, he was about to be sold to the Zen-in family through a deal between Toji and Naobito.
Just before he was to be sold, Gojo intervened and offered Megumi and his sister-in-law Tsumiki support from a technical college, on the condition that Megumi would become a sorcerer in the future.


[Jujutsu Kaisen] 3 families: Kamo Family

The Kamo family, one of the three families in the jujutsu world, is explained in this section.

The Kamo family is only mentioned in detail in the story in the reminiscences of Noritoshi Kamo, but it is a family that has an extremely important element in the progress of the story.

What is the the Kamo family, , one of the three families?

The Kamo family is not portrayed in the same dreadful as the Zen’in family, but the episode of Noritoshi Kamo gave us an idea of how dreadful it is.


Noritoshi Kamo is the next head of the Kamo family, but he is the son of a concubine, not the son of a legitimate wife.

However, he was taken in as a legitimate son on the grounds that “Noritoshi has inherited technique“.

On the other hand, Noritoshi’s mother was persecuted by the Kamo family and was forced to leave the Kamo family.

After all, it seems to be a common matter for all 3 families that the first priority is to “inherited technique“.

The Kamo family inherits a lineage of “Onmyoji”.

The Kamo family inherits the lineage of the “Onmyoji” sorcerers who emerged during the Heian period, when jujutsu was at its peak.

The Kamo family has inherited the “Blood Manipulation“, which is described below, and is the closest of the 3 families to the upper echelons of the jujutsu world.

What are the Kamo family’s inherited techniques?

What are the Kamo family's inherited techniques?(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The inherited technique of the Kamo family is called “Blood Manipulation“.

It is a technique of manipulating one’s own blood, and has a wide range of applications, such as sending blood flying like a high-speed arrow, or manipulating one’s own blood composition and body temperature to create a doping-like effect.

“Blood Manipulation” has the risk of anaemia due to the use of his own blood, and if he continues to use it, he may die of blood loss, which is a weakness.

In the case of Noritoshi Kamo, he has secured blood in the form of blood packs in advance to prevent blood loss on the battlefield.

Who are the characters born in the Kamo family?

Here are some of the characters in the production who were born in the Kamo family.

There are not as many characters born in the Kamo family as in the Zen’in family, but some of them are extremely important in the story.

Noritoshi Kamo(in Meiji era)

Noritoshi Kamo(in Meiji era)(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Noritoshi Kamo was a sorcerer of the early Meiji period.

Noritoshi Kamo left behind a large number of cursed cultural assets, but he also had a maniacal intellectual curiosity that led him to commit inhumane acts, and he is known as “the worst sorcerer in the history“.


At the beginning of the Meiji period, there was a daughter with a peculiar constitution, which allowed her to conceive a child of a cursed spirit, and she herself, unbeknown to her, had a half-human half-cursed spirit baby.

Her relatives did not understand her constitution and persecuted her, and it was at the temple where she fled to that she found Noritoshi Kamo.

He was intrigued by her peculiar constitution and carried out some very inhumane experiments on her, which are not recorded.

His experiments resulted in the creation of a special cursed charm, the “Kusozu cursed womb“.


In fact, Noritoshi Kamo’s brain was replaced by another person and his body was taken over. Therefore, his inhumanity is not of his own will, but that of the person who took over his body.

After Noritoshi Kamo, the next target was Suguru Geto, and in this story, “fake Geto” who borrowed the appearance of Geto is working in the dark.

Incidentally, the name of the person who took over the bodies of Noritoshi Kamo and Geto is revealed to be “Kenjaku“.

Noritoshi Kamo(at Kyoto college)

Noritoshi Kamo(at Kyoto college)(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Noritoshi Kamo is the next head of the Kamo family, having inherited technique “Blood Manipulation” from the Kamo family.

As mentioned above, Noritoshi was not born into the Kamo family, but was accepted as a legitimate son because he had inherited technique.

On the other hand, his mother was forced to leave the Kamo family, and Noritoshi thought that he would become the head of the Kamo family and bring his mother back.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] What is the relationship between 3 families?

So far, we have explained about the 3 families and their characters.

In the series, we haven’t seen any specific interaction between the three families, but it seems that the three families have a long history and have had many conflicts in the past.

Here, we will explain the relationship between the three families.

The Zen’in family and the Gojo family do not get along.

The Zen'in family and the Gojo family do not get along.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 117th chapter of the 14th volume of the manga, Satoru Gojo talked about the relationship between the Gojo family and the Zen’in family, and it seems that the two families don’t get along well enough.

The reason for this goes back hundreds of years, to the Edo period or Keicho period, when the heads of the two families at that time seriously killed each other.

At that time, the head of the Gojo family was, like Satoru Gojo, a “master of the six eyes and Limitless cursed technique“, while the head of the Zen’in family was, like Megumi Fushiguro, a “master of Ten Shadows techniques“.


Both the Gojo and the Zen’in families died as a result of the killing each other in the match, and since this event, the two families have been on bad terms.

By the way, the truth is that they were killed by the one of the shikigami of “Ten Shadows techniques.”

Eight-handled sword divergent sila divine general Mahoraga

This shikigami, abbreviated as “Mahoraga” in the story, is the strongest of the ten types of shikigami, and no sorcerer in history has been able to defeat Mahoraga.

However, shikigami can be summoned for the purpose of sorcery even if they are not sourced, so it is likely that the head of the Zen’in family summoned Mahoraga and to kill each other in this match.

The 3 families are not on the best of terms with each other, but the Gojo family and the Zen’in family seem to be on particularly bad terms for this reason.

Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] What are 3 families? An explanation of big three families and their relationship!”

In this article, we have explained the details of the 3 families, the Gojo family, the Zen’in family and the Kamo family, including the details of the families.

The 3 family has a long and prestigious history, which is why they have a very formal image, but they play a very important role in the story.

There may be new characters from the 3 families in the future, and new information about their families.

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