|Main Occupation:||Police Officer|
Daijiro Ohara (大原大次郎, Oohara Daijirou) is one of the main characters from the long-running Japanese manga and anime series Kochi Kame. He is appointed as the Chief of the Kameari Kouen-Mae Police Box in the series, and is more often referred-to as 'Chief' ('部長', Buchou) instead of his real (last) name.
Ohara is presumed to be the oldest in the Kameari Kouen-Mae Police Box, and is of rather short, bulky stature similar to Ryotsu (though not as able in terms of physical strength due to his build and age). He also has thick eyebrows (although not as prominent as Ryotsu's) and sports a short, thick square-shaped moustache. Underneath his hat he has what is presumed to be a buzzcut hairstyle.
He and Terai are the only police officers in the group to wear the full police officer attire in the required manner. He wears a blue uniform consisting of pants, a long-sleeve coat to cover his undershirt, and a black matching tie with black shoes. Upon arrival to the Police Box in the morning he is often seen carrying a brown satchel.
Although it is assumed that he is of short temper after having to frequenty deal with Ryotsu's antics, Ohara is in actuality modest and considerate in character, as well as strict and serious on occasions where he needs to be. A diligent worker in his own right, Ohara only wants to make sure that he is able to keep the Police Box in working order so as to avoid conflicts with the Chief of Police or fraying his own dignity in the sight of other superiors, partticularly when large-scale events are happening.
He is representative of a typical Japanese man of his own age; cultured in the local ways of life, but a little unfamiliar where modern technology and fads are concerned (sometimes to the embarrassmant of other characters). Ohara shows interest in calligraphy, bonsai maintenance, local cuisine and ancient Japanese theather plays, all of which keep him both level-headed and entertained outside work duties.
Ohara is notorious for always scolding and venting his anger to Ryotsu, who never shows restraint from wandering off to do other activities irrelevant to police work. In both the manga and anime series, he is most famous for yelling out his quote 'Baka mon!' ('バカもん!', roughly translated to mean 'You Idiot!') when faced with another one of Ryotsu's pathetic excuses for not engaging in proper tasks. There have been notable times, in contrast, where Ohara views Ryotsu as a son of his own as a result of constantly trying to teach him to do good over bad, and does on occasion show empathy for him, especially in circumstances where Ryotsu shows evidence of doing hard work that earns the pride of Ohara.