The 3rd of the Hulu brothers, Sanwa arrived at Portia when the brothers came with their grandmother. Due to his skills with scissors, he opened up a barbershop in Portia. The word on the street is that whatever hair style the customer wants, Sanwa can make it happen.


Personal summaryEdit

Sanwa was born on Autumn of Day 15 and is the third of the Hulu Brothers. At some point, Sanwa, his brothers, and his grandmother, Yeye, moved to Portia. Despite being colorblind, Sanwa is renowned for his skills with the scissors learning to style hair after visiting Walnut Groove. Sanwa became adept in hairstyling within 10 years. After competing in the local hairstyling competition, many of the citizens mocked his colorblindness, even accidentally dyeing Remington's hair green at one point. This caused Sanwa to stop pursuing his career as a barber. However, he was given Color-blind Correction Glasses to help with his condition; as a result, he reopened his barbershop once more.

Sanwa loves to eat vegetarian foods, such as Fruit Salad and Vegetable Salad. Sanwa dislikes eating hot pot during the Winter Solstice and on dinner dates due to the spiciness of the dish. He once believed a friend who told him that the hot pot was not spicy, only to strain the relationship between the two. Sanwa also dislikes the texture of noodles, regardless of how it looked and smelled.

Physical appearanceEdit

Sanwa, like all of his brothers, is a rather rotund man. He has short, dark hair under an yellow bucket hat with a orange headband. (After the player gives them to him), he wears glasses with blue and green frames and he has a full beard. He wears his yellow sweater vest emblazoned with the trademark calabash gourd and Hulu name over the top of a white short-sleeved shirt with red stripes on the sleeve. His red shorts are patterned with yellow hearts, and he has pink shoes on over his yellow socks.

Related charactersEdit

Sanwa has lots of family members in Portia, including his grandmother, Yeye; his older brothers, Dawa and Erwa; and his younger brothers, Siwa, Wuwa, Liuwa, and Qiwa.


When befriending Sanwa, his relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well.


The following schedule has been tested on a sunny Thursday with no interfering missions.

Time Location

Time Location
7:30 Leaves Happy Apartments for the day.
13:30 Enters Barber Shop and starts working.
23:00 Enters Happy Apartments and is asleep in his room within 15 minutes.

Time Location


Sanwa is one of the potential bachelors that the player can romance.

Upon reaching Friend status at four full hearts, the player can confess their love to him with a Heart Knot. If the confession is successful, his relationship status changes to Boyfriend. After Sanwa has become the player's boyfriend, upon reaching Lover status at eight full hearts, the player can then propose to him with a Wedding Ring. If the proposal is successful, his relationship status changes to Husband. Once certain other conditions have been met, Sanwa and the player can then try for children.

Additionally, upon meeting certain relationship levels, certain perks are rewarded.


Husband HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart 2Heart 2 +Wedding Ring
A chance at receiving gifts first thing in the morning

Social interactionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar Social RPS Social Invitation Social play Social date Social Dine Social interact Social photo Social Ride Social Relic Trade Social confession Social propose Social mission

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Social talk ChatEdit

Social talk
Dialogue →

Chat is a basic social interaction available at any relationship level. Chatting with Sanwa once a day can increase his relationship by 1 point, or 2 points with the Smooth Talk skill; subsequent chatting, on the same day, only results in the same conversation without any relationship gain.

Sanwa's dialogue may change every day and every season. Sanwa may also comment about certain events or missions. Higher relationship levels, including romantic involvement, also change Sanwa's dialogue.

Social gift GiftEdit

Ancient Computer
The information below only applies to the PC versions.
Consoles may contain different data, and may or may not change in future updates.
Comments: Gifting values on non-universal gifts may currently be different on consoles.

Giving gifts to Sanwa affects the player's relationship with Sanwa. Every character has unique gift preferences.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Sanwa.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Sanwa's birthday will earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points, respectively, and will show a unique dialogue.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.
Social gift Gifting Items
Mount Very HappyLove: +20
Mount Very HappyLove: +18
Mount Very HappyLove: +15
Mount Very HappyLove: +12
Fan ModelFan Model
Mount Very HappyLove: +10
Fruit SaladFruit Salad
Mount HappyLike: +8
Mount HappyLike: +6
Mount HappyLike: +5
Mount HappyLike: +4
Mount HappyLike: +3
Mount NeutralNeutral: +1
Gift iconEverything Else
Mount UnhappyDislike: -1
Mount UnhappyDislike: -2
Mount Very UnhappyHate: -5
Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.

Gift values displayed on this chart are for the PC release of My Time at Portia and may not apply to the console releases.

Desire head icon DesiresEdit

The following items are desires, or wishes, which are randomly assigned to one or two characters per week. The player is required to be at least at Associate level with Sanwa for them to be assigned a desire. Some characters may desire an item that they do not normally like.

In the event that Sanwa has a desire, gifting the wanted item will provide the higher tier points; otherwise, on non-desired events, the item gives the base point value. The birthday or festival day relationship bonus applies when gifting a desired item.

Desire head icon Desires
Minimum Relationship Level Possible Desires


Fruit SaladFruit Salad (+15)
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad (+15)

Social spar SparEdit

Sanwa can spar with the player up to three times per day.

Note that the level in the table below is Sanwa's base level at the start of the game. Sanwa's actual level can be higher because Sanwa will level up over time.

Social spar
Level: 22
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
GolsGols (5-10)

And 35% chance to get one of the following:
AppleApple (30%)
HerbsHerbs (30%)
Roasted MeatRoasted Meat (20%)
Herbal JuiceHerbal Juice (10%)
Baked BreadBaked Bread (5%)
Herbal MixtureHerbal Mixture (5%)

Player Lose
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Prompt ordinary
GolsGols (1-5)

Social photo PhotoEdit

Social photo
Group Photo →

Sanwa can partake in group photos with the player after reaching the Associate level.

  • More poses are unlocked by reaching higher relationship levels.
  • Romance poses are unlocked by becoming partners.
  • The "Photographer" skill can fully unlock all poses, regardless of relationship or romantic level.
  • All poses can be viewed in Sanwa's Gallery page.

Social RPS RPSEdit

Sanwa can play RPS with the player up to three times per day.


Social Invitation InvitationEdit

Occasionally, first thing in the morning, the player may leave their house to find Sanwa outside, hoping to invite the player out for a date or play date.

Social play PlayEdit

Once the player has become buddies with Sanwa, they can schedule a play date together.

Social date DateEdit

After the player has successfully confessed how they feel to Sanwa, the player can schedule a romantic date with Sanwa.

Social Dine DineEdit

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Sanwa during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes Sanwa will like. If asked before ordering, Sanwa will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, Sanwa will just give little hints. In the event that Sanwa does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint Sanwa gives. It is recommended to order each of those dishes from different courses, ex. ordering one Appetizer, Meat, Vegetable, Dessert, and Drink course each, rather than five Desserts.

Sanwa's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Menu icon appetizer
Creamy Shrimp StewCreamy Shrimp Stew
Fruit SaladFruit Salad
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad
Menu icon main course
Main Course
N/A Spaghetti with Hot SauceSpaghetti with Hot Sauce
Supremely Spicy SpaghettiSupremely Spicy Spaghetti
Classic Spaghetti with Meat SauceClassic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Seafood NoodlesCreamy Noodles with Bacon
Portia Hot PotPortia Hot Pot
Menu icon meat
Deep Fried RibsDeep Fried Ribs
Spicy Fish SoupSpicy Fish Soup
Menu icon vegetable
Steamed Potato FruitSteamed Potato Fruit
Pumpkin PiePumpkin Pie
Stewed MushroomsStewed Mushrooms
Milky Pineapple SoupMilky Pineapple Soup
Golden Radish SoupGolden Radish Soup
Bamboo Papaya with Egg-on-TopBamboo Papaya with Egg-on-Top
Spicy and Sour PotatoSpicy and Sour Potato
Menu icon dessert
Apple PieApple Pie
Menu icon drink
Red TeaRed Tea
Exceptions: Sanwa feels neutral about Mapo Tofu because it is both Vegetable and Spicy Food.

Social interact InteractEdit

As the player develops their relationship with Sanwa, special interactions are unlocked, including Hug and Kiss.

Social Relic Trade Relic tradeEdit

Sanwa occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Sanwa likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Sanwa may come visit the Museum or the player's yard to view these relics. Such visits will earn the player relationship points each time, with the amount dependent upon the relic.

Social Relic Trade
Relic Trade
Points Relics
Requested Pieces +30 Plane Model Piece 1Plane Model Piece 1 Plane Model Piece 2Plane Model Piece 2 Plane Model Piece 3Plane Model Piece 3 Plane Model Piece 4Plane Model Piece 4
+10 Soldier with Blade Piece 1Soldier with Blade Piece 1 Soldier with Blade Piece 2Soldier with Blade Piece 2 Soldier with Blade Piece 3Soldier with Blade Piece 3 Soldier with Blade Piece 4Soldier with Blade Piece 4 Soldier with Blade Piece 5Soldier with Blade Piece 5 Soldier with Scepter Piece 1Soldier with Scepter Piece 1 Soldier with Scepter Piece 2Soldier with Scepter Piece 2 Soldier with Scepter Piece 3Soldier with Scepter Piece 3 Soldier with Scepter Piece 4Soldier with Scepter Piece 4 Soldier with Scepter Piece 5Soldier with Scepter Piece 5 Fan Model Piece 1Fan Model Piece 1 Fan Model Piece 2Fan Model Piece 2 Fan Model Piece 3Fan Model Piece 3 Sunny Side Piece 1Sunny Side Piece 1 Sunny Side Piece 2Sunny Side Piece 2
Favorite Exhibits +???
Sunny Side
Sunny Side
Soldier with Scepter
Soldier with Scepter
Soldier with Blade
Soldier with Blade

Social mission MissionsEdit

Legend: Map Icon Mission NewMap Icon Side Quest New major • Map Icon Mission Place ItemMap Icon Side Quest Place Item minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • Map Icon Mission New Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • Map Icon Side Quest New Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.
Map Icon Mission New Color-blind Correction Glasses
Got a Color-blind Correction Glasses from Merlin, she said something wrong with Sanwa's eyes, go and take the glasses to him.


  • The Hulu Brothers correspond to the color scheme of the rainbow. In Sanwa's case, he represents yellow.
  • San in Chinese means "three", corresponding to the fact that he is the third oldest Hulu Brother.

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