Watatsuki no Yorihime

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綿 (わた) (つき)   () (より) (ひめ)
Watatsuki no Yorihime
watat͡sɯ̥kʲi no joɽʲiçʲime (♫)
Watatsuki no Yorihime in Cage in Lunatic Runagate
The Moon Princess Possessed Around by Divine Spirits
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Lunarian (not native to Gensokyo)


Easily absorbs knowledge, superb swordsmanship skills, can summon the power of the gods.


at least 1500


Leader of the Lunar Defense Corps


Moon capital

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Watatsuki no Yorihime (綿月 依姫) is a Lunarian princess who along with her sister Toyohime is charge of the Lunarian Defense Corps; she appears to be primarily responsible for training the moon rabbits.

General Information[edit]

Yorihime is the more serious younger sister of Toyohime, and is one of Eirin Yagokoro's self-proclaimed 'successors'. She seems to be a little bit tsundere, since in Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth, she says she went to Eientei just to make sure Toyohime actually returned, though she really just followed her there because she didn't want to be left alone.


Can summon the power of the gods
Yorihime's powers in Silent Sinner in Blue.

Like Reimu Hakurei, Yorihime is able to channel the power of the gods to do her bidding. However, her abilities in this area far outclass those of Reimu, who, at the time of Silent Sinner in Blue, was only just learning how to do it. They also don't originate in Shinto, as the Lunarians do not follow the Earth's gods - instead, she uses the powers of Lord Enma.


Yorihime owns a sword and is extremely skilled at using it.

Character Design[edit]


The chosen names for the Watatsuki Sisters make a direct reference to the family history of the Dragon God, who can be referred to alternatively as Ryujin or ‘Watatsumi’. Individually, the sisters may refer to the Dragon God’s daughters, Toyotama-hime and her younger sister Tamayori-hime. Considering the events that were revealed in Chapter 3 of Cage in Lunatic Runagate, it can be rumored that many of the legends about the Dragon Palace in fact took place on the Moon. Whether or not the locations are one and the same is unknown.


Light blue hair tied into a ponytail with a yellow ribbon; brown eyes. Wears a dark red dress with a strap on the right over a white short-sleeved blouse, and a loose belt with a gold sword-shaped buckle.


Silent Sinner in Blue

After being warned by Eirin of the invasion, she intercepts and fights Reimu, Marisa, Sakuya, and Remilia after their spaceship crashes on the Moon. She defeats all four of them after only having just learned how the spellcard rules worked, though Reimu gave her a bit of trouble. Afterwards she requests Reimu's help in helping clear her of suspected treason.

Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth

In chapter 25, she and Toyohime visits Eirin Yagokoro at Eientei; during her stay, she trained both Rei'sen and Reisen Udongein Inaba.



Watatsuki no Toyohime

Her older sister, while somewhat aloof, she and Toyohime appear to hold their relationships in high regard.

Eirin Yagokoro

Distantly related to Eirin through marriage to their unnamed husbands (one of the Watatsuki sisters was the wife of Eirin's grandnephew, another was married to the son of another grandnephew), Eirin was also their teacher, whom they treat with much respect and admiration, despite Eirin being a fugitive.

Reisen Udongein Inaba

She was her former pet


She is now her current pet.

Moon Capital Gate Guards

They are the Gatekeepers of the Moon Capital.

Additional Information[edit]

  • In Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth, Tewi Inaba indirectly knocked out Yorihime using a pitfall, making Tewi the only character to defeat her; although, both Reisens took the credit. Because it wasn't a direct fight but rather by pure chance, Yorihime is still undefeated in a proper match. More importantly, she – along with VIVIT from the Seihou Project – are thought to be the only ever known characters to defeat Reimu Hakurei, who hasn't yet been defeated by the shrine maiden.
  • It seems she uses a sword to paralyze enemies during an invocation.
  • She and her sister are two of four characters so far known to be/to have been married. The others are Seiga Kaku and Junko.
  • Her ability to use a sword in combat is chiefly unknown due to her preference to summon gods, but she has enough skill/strength to block Marisa's Master Spark.


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