Tetsuo Tamashiro is the head of the Tamashiro Family of Ryukyu. He's 54 years old, who wears sunglasses and a red suit with a black shirt. His fighting style includes local brass knuckles, tekko. After he is defeated by Kiryu he shoots at him, but Rikiya takes the bullet and dies. Joji Kazama arrives just after Rikiya is shot and kills Tamashiro.
Yakuza 3 Edit
Yakuza 4 Edit
In Yakuza 4, Tamashiro's vacant office is used as a meeting place by Kiryu, Hamazaki and Yasuko.
Tamashiro physically resembles that of Ryuji "The Blade"Hanada from the hit manga, Crying Freeman.