Saibara Villager Guide – Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Saibara Villager Guide – Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Basic Information

Saibara almost never leaves his shop | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Saibara almost never leaves his shop

Saibara works as the town’s blacksmith and can upgrade your tools. He’s a strict, old-fashioned man who is very passionate about his profession. He always gets into a confrontation with his grandson and apprentice Gray, whom he has high expectations from.

If you become friends with Saibara, he will open his shop at 6:00 AM instead of 10:00 AM. He will also give you the recipe for pickled turnips.

Birthday: Spring 11

Family: Gray (Grandson)

Friend Recipe: Pickled Turnips

Where Can You Find Saibara?

Front view of the Blacksmith’s shop where Saibara lives | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Front view of the Blacksmith’s shop where Saibara lives

Saibara lives in the Blacksmith’s shop just north of your farm. Take a short walk to the north of your farm and you will immediately find his shop, where he can improve and sell tools. He can also make you accessories that you can give to the girls in town.

Location of the Blacksmith’s Shop in the world map | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Location of the Blacksmith’s Shop in the world map

Schedule

Sundays to Mondays, any weather
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMLocked inside the Blacksmith’s Shop
10:00 AM – 4:00 PMInside the Blacksmith’s Shop (counter)
4:00 PM – 7:00 PMInside the Blacksmith’s Shop
7:00 PM – 7:50 PMWalking to the Inn
7:50 PM – 10:00 PM1st floor of the Inn
10:00 PM – 10:40 PMWalking to the Blacksmith’s Shop
10:40 PM – 6:00 AMLocked inside the Blacksmith’s Shop

Gift Preferences

Being a blacksmith, Saibara loves receiving ores and gems as gifts | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Being a blacksmith, Saibara loves receiving ores and gems as gifts
Loved
Adamantite, Bamboo Shoots, Buckwheat Flour, Fish (L), Mystrile Ore, Miso Soup, Orichalc, Rice Cake, Truffle
Liked
Agate, Amethyst, Apple, Baked Corn, Baked Sweet Potato, Branch, Cheese (S), Copper Ore, Cucumber, Eggplant, Fluorite, Emerald, Grilled Fish, Gold Ore, HMSGB Apple, Milk (S), Moon Stone, Mushroom, Peridot, Rice Ball, Ruby, Sand Rose, Silver Ore, SUGDW Apple, Sweet Potato, Topaz, Wine
Neutral
Blue Magic Flower, Chirashi Sushi, Corn, Egg (S), Fish (S), Fish (M), Fish Sticks, Wild Grape, Green Pepper, Honey, Hot Milk, Mayonnaise (S), Moon Drop Flower, Muffin Mix, Noodles, Pink Cat Flower, Red Magic Flower, Relaxation Tea, Salad, Sashimi, Spring Sun, Summer Sun, Sushi, Tea Leaves, Tomato, Toy Flower
Disliked
Apple Pie, Black Grass, Blue Grass, Bodigizer, Bread, Cake, Cheese Cake, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies, Cookies, Curry Powder, Curry Rice, Flour, Green Grass, Ice Cream, Indigo Grass, Junk Ore, Oil, Omelet, Orange Grass, Pineapple, Pizza, Pudding, Purple Grass, Red Grass, Sandwich, Stew, Turbojolt, White Grass, Wool (M), Yarn (S), Yellow Grass
Hated
Ancient Fossil, Animal Fodder, Chicken Feed, Empty Can, Fish Scales, Golden Lumber, Message Bottle, Old Boots, Pirate Treasure, Poisonous Mushroom, Stone, Weeds

Festivals

Saibara during the New Year’s Festival at Rose Square | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Saibara during the New Year’s Festival at Rose Square.

You can find Saibara attending the following festivals:

LocationFestivalDate
Rose SquareNew Year’s FestivalSpring 1
Spring Horse RacesSpring 18
Chicken FestivalSummer 7
Fall Horse RacesFall 18
Summit of Mother’s HillYear End SunriseWinter 30

Events with Saibara

Saibara, Gray, and others waiting for the New Year’s sunrise | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Saibara, Gray, and others waiting for the New Year’s sunrise

Ellen’s Visitor Part 1

Date: Fridays, any season except winter (rainy days only)

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

You can only view this event when it’s Year 2 or later. Shortly after you arrive at Ellen’s house, Saibara will walk in. Ellen is glad that Saibara visits him and asks him how he’s doing. Saibara gets embarrassed and quickly leaves after getting his lunch.

Ellen’s Visitor Part 2

Date: Mondays, rainy days only

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To view this event, you must have seen the first part, and it’s Year 4 or later. Saibara and Ellen used to go out often together, and Ellen reminisces about the times when she could walk. Saibara encourages Ellen that there may still be hope for recovery, but Ellen has come to terms that she can no longer walk.

When Saibara notices you standing there and listening to him, he immediately leaves Ellen’s house.

Customers for Kai

Date: Any date, summer season only

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Saibara is one of the customers who visits Kai’s restaurant during this event.

Visit Kai’s restaurant at Mineral Beach between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Kai tells you he doesn’t have any customers. Popuri shows up with a lot of customers, and now Kai is worried that it’ll be too difficult for him to cook for all of them. You agree to help Kai, and he thanks you for your help.

Note: The day will end when you trigger this event, so finish all your tasks before going to the beach.