Izumiko Suzuhara (鈴原 泉水子, Suzuhara Izumiko) is a 15-year old girl who has been raised at Tamakura Shrine. After enrolling at Hōjō High School in Tokyo with her childhood friend Miyuki Sagara, Izumiko learns that she is a yorishiro, a vessel for a shinto spirit known as a kami, or god. At first she believes that her and the himegami are two separate beings, but Miyuki's father points out to her that they are one and the same. Later on, she finally comes to terms that she is indeed the himegami reborn.
AppearanceEditIzumiko is a beautiful young girl with very pale skin. She has gray eyes and brown hair, which she wears in braids; as Izumiko has never cut her hair before, it is long enough to reach her thighs. She originally wore her bangs long and parted in the middle, but cuts them shorter in the pilot episode. As the himegami, Izumiko's appearance remains largely the same, although she does wear her hair loose as the himegami. She is also seen wearing a purple kimono at certain points as the himegami.
Izumiko is quite shy and introverted. Ever since she was young she never left Tamakura Shrine, other than going to school. One day, she decides that she wants to change and as a first step she cuts her bangs. Due to this, Izumiko's life changes dramatically.
At the beginning of the series, she did not like to share her opinions and desires with people, but as time passes, she begins to change and becomes more confident.
Miyuki Sagara （相楽深行）Edit
As young children, Miyuki would bully Izumiko by hitting her back with balls. One day, at Izumiko's local junior highschool Miyuki Sagara transfers. Initially, Miyuki scorns Izumiko because she is overprotected and he thinks that she doesn't try to accomplish anything on her own. However, after Miyuki learns her secret, he changes his perspective of Izumiko. It is shown that Izumiko does harbor feelings for him, however she isn't quite sure of these feelings yet.
Mayura Souda （宗田真響）Edit
Mayura is Izumiko's roomate at Houjo Gakuen (Senior Highschool) and she is also the first friend she makes. Mayura is in class A, the smartest class in the grade and she is second place in class. Mayura also has special powers.
Manatsu is on friendly terms with Izumiko. Just like Mayura, he sees Izumiko as "cute". He is also greatly indebted to her for saving him from Masumi's awakening.
Masumi acts flirtatious around Izumiko, even asking her out back at the Souda's house and during the time when they were at another layer of Togakushi mountain. It is stated that he has fallen in love with Izumiko and he has given up due to Miyuki.
She is Izumiko's mother but as her daughter says, she's rarely like a mother. She seems to be knowleadgeable about summoning the Himegami just like when she saved Izumiko at the Togakushi mountain. She's the one who gave Izumiko the pair of red glasses she wore on the early episodes, because her eyes "see too much".
Abilities (Possibility of Spoilers) Edit
Izumiko is destined to be secure/protected all her life. There are many who want to gain her powers in order to get personal gains. Companies, Politicians, Scientists, Priests and even Mountain Monks are some of the few that want to gain her powers. Izumiko was born with powers that would take Mountain Monks years of hard training to attain.
Izumiko is a Yorishiro, a vessel that can contain an ancient goddess called the Himegami (姫神). The Himegami says that Izumiko would probably be the last vessel, so she needs to be protected with great care.
Izumiko can also see things that are not seen to normal people. She has the ability to see spiritual beings, gods and what she claims to be a 'twisted looking shroud of blackness'.
She also has the spiritual ability to control things, through a dance called Mai (舞).
Izumiko has also shown the ability to change the shape of others, travel through layers without help by vibrating at the frequency of the gods and spirits, and reverse magic done upon her, if only by getting angry and releasing a large amount of power.
She is very shy but then later on she gets to be more confident to herself.
- Her birthday is on August 15th/July 30th.
- Her zodiac sign is on Leo (Lion).