All that remains of Doma now are our mementos and memories.
— In-game description
|Why We Adventure
|Keeping the Flame Alive
|A Thousand and One Farewells
Quests Involved In
|In Search of Raubahn
|Tales from the Far East
Hozen's father, Homei, fought loyally in the service of the Doman generals as a foot soldier, but understood well the limits of his own abilities. Not wishing the same disgrace to befall his only son, he encouraged Hozan at an early age to walk the path of the shinobi. During the Garlean invasion, Hozan's shinobi masters forbade him from fighting, citing the boy's youth. However, naught could prevent him from joining the rebellion, and he went to battle under Yugiri's command.
Now thirty-eight years of age, Hozan carries hopes that Yozan, his son, will grow into a man of strength, but as an adventurer, rather than as a soldier.
Incidentally, Hozan craves sticky rice cakes swimming in a sweet bean broth, another delicacy of Doma. 
- Encyclopaedia Eorzea: Volume I, page 199