(苔姫, Kokehime)

Personal Data


Gender Female Female


Astrological Sign Aquarius February 2



Height 133 cm
1.33 m
4.364 ft
52.362 in
Weight 30 kg
66.139 lb
Fear Type

Fear Icon Belief Belief

Voice Actors


Aiko Ōkubo



Nurarihyon no Mago Chapter #28


Nurarihyon no Mago Episode #18


Nurarihyon no Mago: Great Profuse Hyakki War

Appears in

Anime and Manga

Shikigami Summoning

Kokehime (苔姫, Kokehime) is a Land God who was once a human princess. She resides in a shrine within the Nura Clan's territory and was targeted by Sodemogi-sama during the invasion of Shikoku's forces.

Appearance Edit

Kokehime has long brown hair with an oversized bow on either side of her head, and looks like a young girl. She favors expensive kimono - particularly those decorated with flowers.

Personality Edit

She appears to be somewhat haughty, as evidenced by her indignation when Sodemogi-sama shows no sense of caring about her position as a land god. Despite this, she has no difficulty showing gratitude toward those who help her.

History Edit

Past Arc (400 Years Ago) Edit

Main article: Past Arc

She was originally a human princess whose tears turned into pearls.[1] Along with several other princesses with special abilities, she was taken from her home under the pretext of becoming a concubine for Hideyori Toyotomi. In reality, they were being gathered so Hagoromo Gitsune could harvest and eat their ikigimo. Kokehime and Yōhime were ultimately the sole survivors among them, saved when Nurarihyon came to save the latter. Protected by Hitotsume Nyūdō in the battle that ensued, Kokehime grew attached to him and was later seen hiding behind him at the celebratory party for Hagoromo Gitsune's defeat.[2]

Edo Arc (300 Years Ago) Edit

Main article: Edo Arc

She became a Land God sometime during the hundred year span since her rescue. Unfortunately, ruffians took up residence in her shrine and, declaring themselves to be gods themselves, frequently accosted and/or abducted women who came to the shrine to pray. Kokehime had to rely on the protection of Hitotsume Nyūdō, who tried to keep her shrine free of miscreants despite the Nura Clan being short-handed.[3]

Relationships Edit

Hitotsume Nyūdō Edit

Hitotsume was the one who defended her during the conflict between the Nura Clan and the Kyōto Yōkai, back when she was still human. Since then, he has become something of a guardian to her, and she is both grateful and comforted when he takes the time to come by.

Synopsis Edit

Shikoku Arc Edit

Main article: Shikoku Arc

During the Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō's invasion, Sodemogi-sama shows up at her shrine and attacks her in an attempt to wrest power from the Nura Clan by stealing the power of "belief" from their land gods. He chases her further into her own shrine, stealing and eating pieces of her kimono as he goes, but is ultimately stopped by the arrival of Kurotabō. Kokehime hides behind the latter as he effortlessly destroys the invader. She later writes him a letter of thanks for his help.[4]

Trivia Edit

  • She ranked 23rd in the first character popularity poll with 120 votes (tied with Nurarihyon's present form) and 53rd in the second with 41 votes (tied with Kidōmaru).

References Edit

  1. Nurarihyon no Mago manga; Chapter 62, page 9
  2. Nurarihyon no Mago manga; Chapter 66, page 9
  3. Nurarihyon no Mago manga; Chapter 153
  4. Nurarihyon no Mago manga; Chapter 44, page 10