Kotarou Kawasumi (son}
Hana Kawasumi (daughter)
|Manga Debut||Chapter 4|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
|Japanese Voice||Katsuki Murase|
|English Voice||Rob Mungle|
Joutarou Kawasumi (河住丈太郎 Kawasumi Jōtarō) is the father of Kotarou Kawasumi. He is the cook of the cafeteria in Ayakashi Kan who simply serves breakfast and dinner for the inhabitants, but likes to pretend he's a bartender preparing fancy cocktails.
His youkai form is a Kappa—a mythical water-dwelling creature that lures people into the water and pulls them in. (He has not been seen in his youkai form, however).
He likes to act suave and pretends to be a "lone wolf that works on the outskirts of town". During the Ayakashi Kan Walk Rally, he bade Ririchiyo goodbye with an offer to make her a cocktail when she's grown up. His son calmly reminded him that he couldn't make cocktails even if his life depended on it.
He is the father to Kotarou. They have a normal relationship as a father and son, though it seems that the roles are reversed as Kotarou, more often than not, worries for his rather expressive father.