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 dying 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.

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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 +
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

Click on the icon to go to the respective section.

Social talk ChatEdit

First meeting
  • Social talk Ah, I heard about you. Name's Sanwa, nice to meet you, Builder!
  • Social talk I love life here in Portia, it is really peaceful and relaxing.
  • Social talk The life here in Portia is so cozy, you can just feel it in your heart. I'm pretty sure you'll love it.
  • Social talk Welcome to Portia. Hope you'll like it here. I'm sure you'll have an easy time of getting to know everyone as we're pretty inclusive here!
  • Social talk I asked Oaks who cuts his hair. He said Abu does. I wonder how he does it, with his claws? You know what? Why does Abu wear a bathrobe anywhere(sic) ?

  • Social talk You better be careful, I'll show no mercy.
  • Social talk Let me show you my full power!
  • Social talk Alright, let's go! Bring it!
  • Social talk Come on, let's see what you got!
  • Social talk Challenging me? I'm game!
  • Social talk Okay...let's start!
  • Social talk I admire your courage! Fine, I'll play with you.
  • Social talk Already starting? I was going to do some stretching.
  • Social talk Let's rumble!
  • Social talk Hahah, What do you think of me now?
  • Social talk You're not hurt are you? Don't worry about it, practice makes perfect.
  • Social talk Haha, that was super fun! You are pretty good!
  • Social talk Perfection!
  • Social talk Of course I was going to win! You underestimated me!
  • Social talk You're far too weak.
  • Social talk Humph, go home and practice more.
  • Social talk Alright, I win!
  • Social talk So you're only so-so.
  • Social talk Ah, I got some bruises from that.
  • Social talk Never imagined I could lose.
  • Social talk Oh, defeat...
  • Social talk I'm getting a little tired...
  • Social talk You are the most powerful opponent I've ever met!
  • Social talk I lost...
  • Social talk Ah, ow, ow, ow!
  • Social talk Why are you so strong?
  • Social talk I'm going for the win next time.
  • Social talk You won, be proud of it!
  • Social talk Mercy, mercy!
  • Social talk What a pity! I will not lose next time!
  • Social talk That was awful, I'll remember this!

Talk about favorite foods
  • Social talk I tried the Portia Hot Pot once since a friend told me it's not spicy, so I believed him and... well, he's not my friend anymore.
  • Social talk I never liked the texture of noodles no matter how good they looked and smelled, but that's just me.
Ask about work
  • (I assume it is difficult to style people's hair?)
    • Social talk Yeah, exactly. Especially that you can only know how the hairstyle looks like on you when it is done. So no regret.
  • (People tell me that you are good at styling hair.)
    • Social talk Haha, it depends. Come to me when you want to get your hair done.
      • (I don't mind giving it a try.)
        • Social talk I will not disappoint you, I promise.
      • (I am okay, thank you. Actually, I quite like my current hairstyle.)
        • Social talk Ok, if that is what you want. But I am sure you will soon change your mind.
Casual talk
  • Social talk I've been to Walnut Groove, that's where I learned to style hair.
  • (You have some skills with scissors!)
    • Social talk Oh yah, people say I was born with a pair of scissors in my hands. Hahah. Seriously though, I trained for 10 years.
  • (I like the hairstyles you come up with.)
    • Social talk I think about new ones all the time, gotta keep my customers happy, yah know?

  • Social talk Take care, don't overwork yourself.
  • Social talk Let's head out and have some fun!
  • Social talk I'm so glad you're in my life!

Winter Solstice
  • Social talk Even though my bros are here, I still don't like eating hotpot.

Social gift GiftEdit

Console Note
The information below pertains to the PC version of My Time at Portia, and may differ from the console versions. Additionally, console-specific information may 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
Love      +20
Love      +18
Love      +15
Love      +12
Love        +10
Like        +8
Ruby Ruby
Like        +6
Like        +5
Like        +4
Like        +3
Dislike        -1
Dislike        -2
Hate        -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 NPCs per week. 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. Some NPCs may desire an item that they do not normally like.

Desire head icon Desires
Desire icon
Fruit SaladFruit Salad
Desire icon
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad

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
Gols Gols
Apple Apple
Baked Bread Baked Bread
Herbal Juice Herbal Juice
Herbal Mixture Herbal Mixture
Herbs Herbs
Roasted Meat Roasted Meat
Player Lose
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Prompt ordinary

Social photo PhotoEdit

Below is a gallery of Sanwa's poses in group photos.

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
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Menu icon meat
Menu icon vegetable
Menu icon dessert
Menu icon drink
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
Favorite Exhibits +???
Sunny Side
Sunny Side
Soldier with Scepter
Soldier with Scepter
Soldier with Blade
Soldier with Blade

Social mission MissionsEdit

Legend: MAPICON main2MAPICON branch2 major • MAPICON main1MAPICON branch1 minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • MAPICON main2 Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • MAPICON branch2 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.
MAPICON main2 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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