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Okina Matara
Matara Okina
Okina Matara in Touhou Gouyoku Ibun
The Ultimate, Absolute Secret God
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Secret God


Creating doors on the back of anything
Manipulation of life energy
Manipulation of mental energy


Unknown, older than Gensokyo itself


Sage; maintains Gensokyo's balance


Land of the Back Door

Music Themes
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"Clownpiece, was it? Tell the big shots of hell that... Be sure to let them know. Gensokyo is home to a terrifying secret god. Got that?"
Okina Matara to Clownpiece (Visionary Fairies in Shrine Chapter 15.)

Okina Matara (摩多羅 隠岐奈 Matara Okina) is the main antagonist of Hidden Star in Four Seasons, and Flandre Scarlet's advisor in Touhou Gouyoku Ibun as well as being the cause behind the oil leaks during the black water incident. She is a secret god and one of the Sages of Gensokyo.

General Information

Okina first appears as both the final boss and extra stage boss in Hidden Star in Four Seasons.

A hidden god of multiple faces and roles, she has remained out of sight for some time until the events of Hidden Star in Four Seasons. As one of the Sages, she has helped to create the Gensokyo of today. Currently, she maintains its balance and protects it from the Outside World.


She is said to be the spitting image of a classic god, having no mercy for those who disrespect her and graciously blessing those who revere her. Though described as "hidden", her true form is the same as the face she shows publicly, a chaotic mashup of the aspects of several gods. During and after the Four Seasons Incident, her personality is shown to be that of an ostentatious, confident, and prideful person, making magnificent displays of her power in order to bring attention to herself. Okina seems to be harsh towards her servants[1], and at the same time, she somewhat seems to pity them, wishing to release them from their position (although it's unknown whether she actually feels this way, as it's revealed in Hidden Star in Four Seasons that she may not have even intended to replace them at all).


Creating doors on the backs of anything

Okina can create doors on the back of anything, even living beings. The back doors act like portals and allow her to travel wherever she wishes, or to send something to somewhere else. Creating a back door on a living being allows her access to the energy of said living being. The Four Seasons Incident started when Okina powered up the denizens of Gensokyo by pouring life energy into the doors on their back. The effect was particularly pronounced when Okina powered up fairies, beings who are intrinsically tied to nature. Those with Okina's back doors on their bodies are able to further power themselves up by collecting seasonal energy. Okina can take away the seasonal energy from those using her doors and expel them from the Land of the Back Door. She is unable to collect the energy of doyou, the period between seasons, as it would harm her. Each being in Gensokyo has a corresponding seasonal door. For example, fairies like Cirno and Eternity Larva should have summer doors (though, in the case of Eternity, her door actually corresponded to doyou, implying that she may not be a fairy at all). It may be that seasonal doors are interpersonal even within species, however, as Reimu and Marisa (both human), have different seasonal doors in the forms of spring and winter respectively.

The doors can act as portals and connect generally to the extradimensional Land of the Back Door, through which a number of other doors of Okina's creation are accessible. These doors all connect to various places in Gensokyo. They can be used that way as long as no one is looking, it's impossible for anyone to use these doors of their own accord, and without Okina's help[2], and it's implied that she can cut off access to them and their energy at any point according to Aya Shameimaru's Extra Scenario in Hidden Star in Four Seasons.

Manipulating life energy and mental energy

Okina possesses the ability to manipulate both life energy and mental energy. She lends this power to her servants Satono Nishida (mental energy) and Mai Teireida (life energy). The two are described as "extensions" of Okina's power. Okina's profile states that she suddenly gained these abilities at some point in the past, likely before the creation of Gensokyo.

Life energy is primarily used by Okina to tamper with nature. In Hidden Star in Four Seasons, she poured life energy into the backs of Gensokyo's residents, powering them up temporarily. When Gensokyo's fairies were powered up, the seasons began to wildly fluctuate throughout the land. The seasonal energy that this created can also be manipulated by Okina. In Chapter 42 of Wild and Horned Hermit, Okina was revealed to be able to create youkai by using life energy. She created Aunn by opening a back door on a komainu statue and pouring life energy into it, turning the divine spirit of the statue into an actual living being. In the same chapter, she offers to make it spring so that the flowers could bloom, affirming that she has direct control over the seasons. She also boastfully states that she can recreate the entirety of Gensokyo if she so pleases. In this light, it appears Okina's manipulation of life energy allows her to create life or take life at will.

Okina's manipulation of mental energy has never been demonstrated or mentioned so far, so its mechanics are unknown. It may, however, have to do with the slave-like devotion her servants have for her as well as the protagonists having slight amnesia about what happened during their first battle with Okina.

Character Design


She is based on Matara-jin (摩多羅神), an esoteric, multifaceted God primarily of the esoteric Tendai Buddhism sect, introduced by Ennin. It should be noted that while small today, historically Tendai was among the most powerful and influential Buddhist schools in Japan.

Matara-jin is a shukujin, a type of formerly commonly worshiped syncretic god of destiny and stars, but also a god of outcast communities, such as traveling performers. Such groups were also associated with holidays taking place in the "backdoor" (後戸) area of Buddhist temples, eg. a space behind the honzon, or main object of worship[3], where Matara-jin was commonly enshrined as a protector deity.

Additionally, Matara-jin with time acquired the status of a god of noh, which lead to him being conflated with Hata no Kawakatsu. Kawakatsu, head of the immigrant Hata clan, is a culture hero commonly portrayed as a trusted associate of prince Shotoku, a patron of sericulture and as an unspecified god masquerading, or reincarnated, as a human. Additionally, medieval authors such as Konparu Zenchiku associated both Matara-jin and Hata no Kawakatsu with the okinamen mask.

Matara-jin was sometimes also portrayed as capable of repelling diseases and various spiritual hindrances, especially tengu, viewed as the enemies of Buddhist doctrine. In turn, he too was at times presented as a hindrance to be placated with ritual performances.

Modern researchers such as William M. Bodiford consider Matara-jin to be a combination of elements from the Hindu and Buddhist god Mahakala (an aspect of Shiva, also separately introduced to Japanese Buddhism as the god of luck Daikoku) and the Chinese afterlife deity Taizan Fukun (incorporated into Buddhist beliefs as one of the ten kings of hell and often invoked in esoteric contexts as a shukujin himself).

Multiple factors contributed to formerly widely venerated Matara-jin falling into obscurity. First of all, the status of the mt. Hiei temple complex, where he was worshiped, was damaged by Oda Nobunaga's campaigns. Perhaps even more importantly, in various polemics, Matara-jin was condemned as the god invoked during genshi kimyodan (玄旨帰命壇), a secret Tendai ritual which according to the authors of such texts was sexually explicit in nature. Finally, during the Meiji era, syncretic deities existing on the border between kami and buddhas completely fell from grace due to the official policy of separation of Shinto and Buddhism.

Like most deities worshiped in Japan before the implementation of the shinbutsu bunri (神仏分離) policies, Matara-jin was also enshrined alongside, conflated or confused with, and viewed as a manifestation of many other gods, Buddhas and other religious or folkloric figures.

Matara-jin is sometimes portrayed with two servants (douji), Teireita and Nishita.


Her full name is Okina Matara (摩多羅 隠岐奈). The first kanji in Okina, (o), means "hidden". (ki) could mean either "crossroads" or "theatre". (na) can refer to Naraka (Naraku 奈落), the Hindu and Buddhist version of hell (also known as Jigoku 地獄 in Japan), or to "the basement of a theatre". Altogether, Okina (隠岐奈) translates to something like "hidden hell theatre" or "hidden crossroads [in] hell/a theatre's basement". Of note is that 隠岐 (oki) sounds similar to 奥 (oku lit. "backside"). Additionally, Okina (隠岐奈) is homophonous to Okina (翁 lit. "old man"), the name of a mask, used in Noh, Kyogen, and Sarugaku performance. In Japanese Buddhist religious performances the mask represents a god of the same name often conflated with Matarajin. Matara (摩多羅) comes from the first three kanji of Matarajin (摩多羅神 lit. "god of matara") and is the Japanese transcription of the Sanskrit plural for "mother", "mā́taraḥ" (मातर). Thus, the kanji in Matara/Matarajin have no real meaning besides mimicking the sounds of the foreign "mā́taraḥ". Matarajin contains the Sanskrit plural for mother in his name due to his association with several female deities including, but not limited to: the dakini, Dakiniten, Benzaiten, Ena-Tenjin, Hariti (Kishimojin), Mahakali, Kenro Jijin/Kenro Jiten (Prithvi), and, mainly, the Saptamatara/Saptamatrika (Shichimoten).[4][5][6]

Okina's name in relation to the Oki Islands

The first two kanji in Okina, 隠岐 (oki), make up the name of the Oki Islands (隠岐諸島). The Oki islands is where the story of the White Hare of Inaba supposedly took place. In said story, the god Okuninushi helps direct the hare to heal himself after noticing the hare was flayed. Okuninushi is said to be one in the same with the god Daikokuten, who is the Japanized version of Indian god Shiva's ultimate form, Mahakala.[6] Early on, Mahakala/Daikokuten was associated with a retinue of demonesses including the dakini and the seven mothers (Saptamatara/Shichimoten). The first time the name "Matarajin" appears in Japanese records it was used to describe a demonic three-headed yashajin (夜叉神 lit. "yaksha god") of Toji, who appears to be modeled after Mahakala. Several Buddhist texts identify Mahakala/Daikokuten and Matarajin to be one in the same.[5] Interestingly, Lafcadio Hearn (who is related to another character) wrote part of Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan while visiting the Oki Islands. The islands also contain Myokensan (妙見山 lit. "Myoken Mountain") and two of its places of worship, 妙見神社 (Myoken-jinja lit. "Myoken Shrine") and 妙見堂 (Myoken-ji lit. "Myoken Temple"). Myoken is another deification of the Big Dipper with connections to Matarajin.

Okina's name in relation to Kunado no Kami and Dosojin

The 岐 (ki) in Okina may derive from Kunado no Kami (岐の神 lit. "god[s] of crossroads") and its derivative, Dosojin (道祖神 lit. "ancestral road god[s]"), also called Chimata no Kami (岐の神). Both types of gods are associated and identified with Matarajin because their purpose is to ward off pestilence and to remove hindrances, something that Matarajin is also responsible for. Dosojin also share the title of Shukujin (宿神 lit. "indwelling god", "god of destiny") with Matarajin. Additionally, both Kunado no Kami and Dosojin and are tied in with the Koshin (庚申) ritual, something practiced heavily by the monks of the temples and shrines of Mount Hiei, the center of Tendai Buddhism and birthplace of the modern image of Matarajin.


She has long, blonde hair and yellow eyes. She wears a yellow-orange tabard adorned with a constellation pattern of stars representing the Big Dipper, a symbol of Matara-jin and other associated deities. She wears a green skirt and black boots, and on her head is a three-point hat.

Her stage 6 portraits depicts her sitting on a "throne" and bearing a mirror-like Tsuzumi drum. The throne has a backdoor installed in it, out of which flames in four colors emerge, each representing one of the four seasons.

Her extra stage portrait no longer has the throne and mirror, but the flames are still present. Instead, she has a wireframe-like door in front of her that she is looking through. Her eyes turn brighter, her hair becomes smoother, and she has bigger sleeves.

In Touhou Gouyoku Ibun Okina has a red cloverleaf knot on her tabard.


Okina frequently uses a manual wheelchair, as shown in Lotus Eaters[7] and Visionary Fairies in Shrine [8]. Her wheelchair has a dark wooden frame with decorative wheel covers sporting the same design as the head of her tsuzumi drum. It also features several similarities to her throne, such as the curved armrests and rounded back. However, she can be seen standing and walking without the assistance of her wheelchair in Hidden Star in Four Seasons[9] and Wild and Horned Hermit[10], respectively. Ultimately, Okina doesn't have a physical disability because she is the personification of disability itself [11].



Hidden Star in Four Seasons
Okina's final stage boss sprite in HSiFS
Okina's extra stage boss sprite in HSiFS

Okina is the Stage 6 and Extra Stage Boss, along with being the Mastermind behind the Four Seasons Incident

She orders her servants, Satono and Mai, to plant doors on the backs of others and empower them in order to determine their worthiness as her servants. However, Reimu and Aya are not deemed worthy, and Cirno is initially dismissed as just a random fairy. Ultimately, both Cirno and Marisa are found to be worthy candidates, but they both refuse to serve Okina. In response, Okina decides to defeat the protagonist by taking the power they've gathered and expelling them to the beginning using the "door of seasons" planted on their backs.

However, the protagonist returns and is able to defeat Okina in a battle after she chooses to not expel them again in order to make the fight fair. The protagonist assumes that they could gather the lifeless boundary between the seasons in order to prevent Okina from expelling them again, Aya however realised that Okina still had a countermeasure of her own.

"Without this magic at my back, I wouldn't have stood a chance against you. And that power is ultimately yours. This fight was built on the basic assumption that I would be using that power. Now that I've seen that... I can tell that I've been dancing on your palm from the very beginning."
"That's right. I could have closed your door at any time and drawn from another source of power. But I decided not to. And it's your courage that I chose to honor by doing so. Whether or not you were on my palm, that doesn't change the fact that you won."
Aya Shameimaru and Okina Matara (Hidden Star in Four Seasons Aya's Extra Stage)

It is revealed that Okina's true goal was simply to stand out and make a show of her power, to engrave herself in the hearts and minds of everyone in Gensokyo once again. Despite being defeated in battle, Okina's plan ultimately succeeds in achieving this goal. [12]

"So, basically, you were showing off how strong you are? Yeesh, talk about self-centered."
"You do realize that gods are required to do that, don't you?"
Marisa Kirisame and Okina Matara (Hidden Star in Four Seasons Marisa's Extra Stage)
Violet Detector
Okina's sprite in GI

Okina confronts Sumireko Usami in the Dream World. She is fascinated by her struggle and decides to help her through her ordeal by lending some power. When the Sumireko she helped finally meets with her other self, the real Sumireko, Okina takes back the power she lent her to make the fight fair.

Touhou Gouyoku Ibun

During the events of Gouyoku Ibun, Okina leaks Yuuma Toutetsu's plans to the residents of Gensokyo, and in an effort to stop her plan, she hires Flandre Scarlet to attack Yuuma. In reality, she is the mastermind behind the black water incident and had polluted the surface with the oil to make people aware of Yuuma. Once people were aware of her, Yuuma became the scapegoat for the pollution, and Okina was able to further the relationship between the Gouyoku Alliance and Gensokyo after Yuuma was defeated.


Wild and Horned Hermit

Okina makes her manga debut in chapter 42, directly following the events of Hidden Star in Four Seasons. After revealing that she created Aunn, she joins Reimu and Marisa in one of the Hakurei Shrine's regular flower-viewing parties. There, she boasts about her power over life energy, bragging that she could create youkai with a snap of her fingers, make the flowers bloom and seasons change at her will and even recreate Gensokyo if she so pleased.

Visionary Fairies in Shrine

In chapter 14, Cirno and the other fairies make their way into the Land of the Back Door, having decided that Okina was responsible for turning some other fairies into pure crystallized life force. Okina, nonchalantly sitting in a wheelchair, neither confirms nor denies the accusation. Rather, she is amused by Cirno and her friends and the prospect of battling them. In the final chapter, she shows her overwhelming superiority to the gang of fairies, and menacingly orders Clownpiece to "let the big shots in Hell know that Gensokyo is home to a secret terrifying god."

Lotus Eaters

In chapter 24, several Zashiki-Warashi in the Human village went to Okina Matara so they could perform 'remote work' from the Land of the Backdoor. According to one of them, Zashiki-Warashi need to periodically change their place of residence in order to 'cultivate their power', and that they can monitor their households just as well from the Land of the Backdoor, as it can 'connect' to anywhere as long as there is a door that nobody is watching.


Satono Nishida and Mai Teireida

Loyal servants of Okina. Vessels of her power, they act as extensions of her and unflinchingly obey her orders. They seemingly lack the free will to question otherwise. They are becoming less human due to Okina's influence and have little memory of their past, yet maintain their personalities. Whether because they're no longer useful or she pities them, Okina seeks to replace them, which she has periodically. However, after failing to find any, she says she is fine with retaining them. Satono and Mai do not know they are even searching for their own successors.

Flandre Scarlet

During the events of Touhou Gouyoku Ibun, Okina Matara hires Flandre Scarlet in order to take out Yuuma Toutetsu and thwart her plans.

Yuuma Toutetsu

After having Flandre Scarlet defeat Yuuma Toutetsu, she agreed to co-manage the Hell of Blood Pools along with Okina.

Sages of Gensokyo

Yukari Yakumo

It's implied in Reimu's extra stage in Hidden Star in Four Seasons that the two are familiar with each other, and that Yukari helped Reimu defeating Okina by suggesting her to use the "boundary between seasons" to fight her. Okina recognized Yukari's modus operandi, while Reimu said she didn't understand the logic behind the countermeasure method she was using. During the fireworks festival that Usami wrote about in The Grimoire of Usami, the two banter about things as equals.

Kasen Ibaraki

In chapter 42 of Wild and Horned Hermit, Kasen reveals to Aya Shameimaru that Okina is one of her old acquaintances, and commented how it was a misfortune that she had known her.

Minor Relationships


During Lotus Eaters, several Zashiki-warashi in the Human village went to Okina Matara so they could perform 'remote work' from the Land of the Backdoor. According to one of them, Zashiki-warashi periodically need to change their place of residence in order to 'cultivate their power', and that they can monitor their households just as well from the Land of the Backdoor, as it can 'connect' to anywhere as long as there is a door that nobody is watching.







Spell Cards

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 36
後符「秘神の後光」 Back Sign "Halo of the Secret God" HSiFS St. 6: E/N/H
後符「絶対秘神の後光」 Back Sign "Halo of the Absolute Secret God" HSiFS
St. 6: L
Wrong Saturday - 3
裏夏「スコーチ・バイ・ホットサマー」 Hidden Summer "Scorch By Hot Summer" HSiFS St. 6: E/N
裏夏「異常猛暑の焦土」 Hidden Summer "Scorched Earth of Abnormal Intense Heat" HSiFS St. 6: H/L
裏秋「ダイ・オブ・ファミン」 Hidden Fall "Die of Famine" HSiFS St. 6: E/N
裏秋「異常枯死の餓鬼」 Hidden Fall "Preta of Abnormal Blight" HSiFS St. 6: H/L
裏冬「ブラックスノーマン」 Hidden Winter "Black Snowman" HSiFS St. 6: E/N
裏冬「異常降雪の雪だるま」 Hidden Winter "Snowman of Abnormal Snowfall" HSiFS St. 6: H/L
裏春「エイプリルウィザード」 Hidden Spring "April Wizard" HSiFS St. 6: E/N
裏春「異常落花の魔術使い」 Hidden Spring "Black Magician of Abnormal Falling Petals" HSiFS St. 6: H/L
「裏・ブリージーチェリーブロッサム」 "Hidden Breezy Cherry Blossom" HSiFS St. 6: E/N/H/L
「裏・パーフェクトサマーアイス」 "Hidden Perfect Summer Ice" HSiFS St. 6: E/N/H/L
「裏・クレイジーフォールウィンド」 "Hidden Crazy Fall Wind" HSiFS St. 6: E/N/H/L
「裏・エクストリームウィンター」 "Hidden Extreme Winter" HSiFS St. 6: E/N/H/L
秘儀「リバースインヴォーカー」 Secret Ceremony "Reverse Invoker" HSiFS St. Ex
秘儀「裏切りの後方射撃」 Secret Ceremony "Rear Shots of Betrayal" HSiFS St. Ex
秘儀「弾幕の玉繭」 Secret Ceremony "Danmaku Dupion" HSiFS
St. Ex
秘儀「穢那の火」 Secret Ceremony "Fire of Ena" HSiFS St. Ex
秘儀「後戸の狂言」 Secret Ceremony "Kyogen of the Back Door" HSiFS St. Ex
秘儀「マターラドゥッカ」 Secret Ceremony "Matarah Dukkha" HSiFS St. Ex
秘儀「七星の剣」 Secret Ceremony "Sword of the Seven Stars" HSiFS
St. Ex
秘儀「無縁の芸能者」 Secret Ceremony "Performers Unattached to Society" HSiFS St. Ex
「背面の暗黒猿楽」 "The Back Face's Dark Sarugaku" HSiFS St. Ex
「アナーキーバレットヘル」 "Anarchy Bullet Hell" HSiFS St. Ex
秘儀「マターラスッカ」 Secret Ceremony "Matarah Sukkha" VD
Wrong Saturday - 1
秘儀「背面の邪炎」 Secret Ceremony "The Rear Face's Wicked Flames" VD Wrong Saturday - 2
秘儀「秘神の暗曜弾幕」 Secret Ceremony "Secret God's Behind-the-Scenes Danmaku" VD Wrong Saturday - 4
秘儀「神秘の玉繭」 Secret Ceremony "Arcane Dupion" VD Wrong Saturday - 5
「秘神結界」 "Secret God Barrier" Co-owner with Yukari VD Nightmare Saturday - 1
「背後からの盗撮者調伏」 "Sneak-Photographer's Exorcism from the Back" Co-owner with Reimu VD Nightmare Saturday - 3
「卑怯者マスタースパーク」 "Coward's Master Spark" Co-owner with Marisa VD Nightmare Saturday - 5
扉符「温泉客の安らぐ背中」 Door Sign "Relaxed Backs of Hot-Spring Bathers" SFW Story
扉符「太古に失われた背中」 Door Sign "Backs Lost in Ancient Times" SFW Story
扉符「咎人達の血生臭い背中」 Door Sign "Backs of Sinners, Reeking of Blood" SFW Story
「秘匿された時空幻想ツアー」 "Concealed Spacetime Fantasy Tour" SFW Story
「秘められし弾幕界への扉」 "Door to the Hidden World of Danmaku" SFW Story

Additional Information

  • The silhouette of Okina's Extra Stage appearance, along with Mai Teireida and Satono Nishida, appears on the jewel case for Hidden Star in Four Seasons.
    • Okina is the first character appearing in her debut game as an extra boss in a main game to appear on the game's jewel case since Fujiwara no Mokou.
  • Okina is the second Touhou character to be introduced as or mention the term "hidden god", with the first being Hina Kagiyama from Mountain of Faith.
  • Okina is one of the four Touhou characters in the entire series to be both a maingame stage boss and the Extra Stage boss in the same game, with the other three being Rika in Story of Eastern Wonderland, Alice in Mystic Square and Junko, partially, in Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom.
    • Okina, however, is both the sole Windows-era boss and final boss to fully share these roles.
    • She is also the first character since Yuuka Kazami from Lotus Land Story to fully be the boss of two consecutive stages. Plus they both have the season theme in common.
  • Okina in the Extra Stage shares a spell background texture with Toyosatomimi no Miko.
  • Spell Card 116 is called Secret Ceremony "Sword of the Seven Stars" and Toyosatomimi no Miko also carries the "Seven Star Sword".
  • ZUN originally planned for Okina to be in a wheelchair, because he wanted to address the issue of disabilities and how people with disabilities are the strongest. However, he decided that the topic was difficult to deal with in the game's theme, and that not treating it with the seriousness it deserves could become offensive.[13]


Official Profiles

Hidden Star in Four Seasons - omake.txt (Stage 6)
name  ○6面ボス  究極の絶対秘神

  摩多羅 隠岐奈
  Matara Okina









Stage 6 Boss: The Ultimate, Absolute Secret God

Okina Matara

Species: Secret God
Ability: Capable of creating doors on the back of anything

A hidden god who lurks behind all things in creation.
She has a wide range of public faces-- an Earth mother goddess, a god of noh, a god of stars, a god of silkworm breeding, a god of hindrances, a god of discriminated peoples, et cetera.

Nobody knows what her true nature really is.
She's the ultimate secret god, whose true form must never be seen, heard, or spoken of.

Her status as a "secret god" doesn't mean she's hiding or anything, though.
At times, she makes ostentatious public appearances to show off her grand presence.

She claims that her objective was to find successors for Satono and Mai, but if she ended up unable to find any suitable successors, she'd be fine making the two servants continue to work for her.

Her true goal was to stand out.
To make a big show of herself, and engrave herself into the memories of every human, youkai, and sage in Gensokyo.
It seems she didn't find any successor servants in the end, but it appears that her latter goal was well and truly achieved.

She is also one of the sages who created the Gensokyo of today.
She protects Gensokyo from the outside world, can move anywhere she likes, and at some point without realizing it at first, she gained a mysterious power to control both vitality and mental energy, which she uses for her duty of keeping Gensokyo's balance intact.
Her menial tasks are usually entrusted to her two douji servants that wait upon her (ie. Satono and Mai).

She shows no mercy to those who act rudely to her, and grants blessings to those who treat her with reverence.
Fearsome as an enemy and reliable as an ally, she's the classic example of a god.

Hidden Star in Four Seasons - omake.txt (Extra Stage)
name  ○エキストラボス  究極の絶対秘神

  摩多羅 隠岐奈
  Matara Okina




Extra Boss: The Ultimate, Absolute Secret God

Okina Matara

The seasons on our heroines' backs were a trap that Okina had arranged.
Our protagonist used Okina's season trap to her own advantage, and challenged her for a rematch.

At this, the ultimate secret god agreed to refrain from chasing the protagonist off with the seasons' magic power, and revealed her true form.
It was a chaotic fusion of many gods' forms, every bit the same as the face she shows publicly.

Speaking of which, she may be a "secret god," but she's not hiding.
From the very beginning, she was a secret god who put everything she has out in plain sight.

Official Sources

Official sources


  1. [[The Grimoire of Usami - Section 2-7: "Your job is to spread madness, but this isn't even fit to lick the boots of true madness. What to do, what to do." - "You two need to study up on real madness. Or maybe I should just dismiss you."
  2. Sunken Fossil World - Yuuma's Scenario
  3. Bernard Faure, The Cultic World of the Blind Monks: Benzaiten, Jūzenji, and Shukujin, p. 83: [the area behind the honzon] was visited by various categories of people, such as monks of low rank and lay brothers. During New Year ceremonies for instance, this space was crowded, not only by monks and sarugaku performers, but also by outcasts fulfilling a variety of roles (in particular that of policemen, kebiishi 検非違使). On the one hand, these low-class types were perceived as not very different from the demons which were to be exorcized on such occasions, and which would actually be impersonated by some outcasts. These demons were needed as symbols of the impending chaos, kept at bay by ritual. In other words, they served as scapegoats, whose expulsion reaffirmed social order.
  4. [1] "闇の摩多羅神/Yami no Matarajin" by Minato Kawamura
  5. 5.0 5.1 [2] "Protectors and Predators: Medieval Gods of Japan Volume 2" by Bernard Faure
  6. 6.0 6.1 [3] "Daikokuten Iconography" by Mark Schumacher
  7. Lotus Eaters - Chapter 24
  8. Visionary Fairies in Shrine - Chapter 14
  9. Hidden Star in Four Seasons - Extra Stage
  10. Wild and Horned Hermit - Chapter 42
  11. Who's Who of Humans & Youkai in Gensokyo - Okina Matara: "By the way, Okina is shown to be standing up in the Extra Stage, so it isn't that she actually has any leg impairments. She isn't saying that she has a disability, but that she is disability, and that such a disability is a necessary thing for this world." - ZUN
  12. Hidden Star in Four Seasons Reimu's Extra - Okina Matara:"...I see. She's hinting to me that she knows what I'm up to...? Pretending that I was searching for successor servants and making a big show of things seems to have paid off, in the end."
  13. Strange Creators of Outer World/Hidden Star in Four Seasons Interview with ZUN - "At first the final boss was going to ride in a wheelchair, but that was really difficult. What's left of that is her sitting in a chair."