Misumaru Tamatsukuri

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玉造 (たまつくり)  魅須丸 (みすまる)
Misumaru Tamatsukuri
Misumaru Tamatukuri
Misumaru Tamatsukuri
Misumaru Tamatsukuri in Unconnected Marketeers
Genuine Magatama-Producing Craftsman
More Character Titles
Species

God

Abilities

Making magatama

Occupation

Magatama crafter

Music Themes

神代鉱石 (Unconnected Marketeers)

Appearances
Official Games

Misumaru Tamatsukuri (玉造 魅須丸 Tamatsukuri Misumaru) is a god who initially appeared as the Stage 4 boss in Unconnected Marketeers. She is also said to have crafted Reimu Hakurei's yin-yang orbs.

General Information[edit]

Personality[edit]

Misumaru has a stern, commanding presence, speaking somewhat formally but with authority. However, despite her stern appearance, her role in Unconnected Marketeers is entirely that of a benefactor; she created the Hakurei yin-yang orbs, stops the protagonist from entering the anoxic depths of the Rainbow Dragon Cave, advises her where to find the mastermind of the incident, and finally helps her in the Extra stage by selling her a card before her battle with Momoyo Himemushi.

Abilities[edit]

She has the ability to craft various objects such as magatama from ancient minerals that hold divine power. In the world of Touhou Project, magatama have the power to copy and store parts of people's souls, including their abilities and memories. Misumaru is mainly shown using the power of her magatama to analyze information on people she encounters, as well as their thoughts.

According to her dialogue in Reimu Hakurei's main scenario and hidden ending in Unconnected Marketeers, she is also the one who crafted Reimu's Yin-Yang Orb from similar ancient materials.

Background Information[edit]

Origin[edit]

She's based on Ame no Akarutama, one of the amatsukami from the Kojiki who took part in luring Amaterasu out of the cave she was hiding in and later in the descent of Ninigi and conquest of the kunitsukami. Akarutama was the ancestral deity of the Tamatsukuri clan, who was associated with the production of jewelry, including magatama. Tamatsukuri is also the name of Akuratama's shrine.

Name[edit]

In addition to the connection to the Tamatsukuri clan mentioned above, Tamatsukuri (玉造) also means jewel-maker.

In ancient times, Misumaru written 御統 referred to a chain or loop of threaded beads (often magatama), usually worn as a necklace.

Design[edit]

Misumaru has dark blonde, roughly shoulder-length hair that parts over her face and has reddish eyes. She wears a red top with white sleeves and a black ribbon around the waist and a yellow skirt. A few strands of hair left and right are tied together with a spherical ornament and she wears a similar ornament on her head. [1] She is barefoot.

Magatama are incorporated throughout her clothing, for example, a magatama-shaped green pattern on the skirt and a dark red on the top, and magatama in rainbow colors adorn the hem of her skirt, the ends of the shawl around her waist, and a chain that runs across her wear over the upper body.

Story[edit]

Games[edit]

Unconnected Marketeers

The protagonist encounters Misumaru deep in the mine, where she warns that there is no oxygen further in the cave and that the protagonist should turn around or she will die. When the protagonist ignores this warning, Misumaru fights her. The protagonist wins the spell card battle, but is exhausted by it and finally notices the effects of the low oxygen. Misumaru sells the protagonist a card and advises her to leave the mine and seek the true culprit at the top of the mountain, which she does.

In Reimu's good ending, Misumaru explains to her that she had nothing to do with the incident and that she was in the mine for the same reason as Reimu: she was concerned about the mining of Izanagi objects and was there to investigate it.

Relationships[edit]

Reimu Hakurei

Although Reimu never met her before the Ability Card Incident, she was responsible for creating the Hakurei Yin-Yang Orbs.

Momoyo Himemushi

Misumaru is very critical of the mining in the Youkai Mountain and sent the protagonist to defeat Momoyo Himemushi during Unconnected Marketeers

Spell Cards[edit]

Additional Information[edit]

Fandom[edit]

Official Profiles[edit]

Official Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ZUN (2021-07-17). "東方ステーション #27 東方虹龍洞特集" [Touhou Station #27: Touhou Kouryuudou Edition]. Mildon (Livestream) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-07-17. 「玉だよ。弾の神様、弾幕の神様?」CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)