Utsuta Hime is the daimon bonded to Yuki Himuro.

Background Edit

Utsuta Hime is in fact Yuki Onna (雪女, "snow woman"), a spirit or yōkai in Japanese folklore.

She may also go by such names as yuki-musume "snow girl",[1] yuki-onago "snow wench", yukijorō "snow harlot",[1] yuki anesa "snow sis'", yuki-omba "snow granny or snow nanny",[2] yukinba "snow hag" (Ehime),[2] yukifuri-baba(?) "snowfall hag"[1](Nagano).[2]

Yuki-onna appears on snowy nights as a tall, beautiful woman with long black hair and blue lips. Her inhumanly pale or even transparent skin makes her blend into the snowy landscape (as famously described in Lafcadio Hearn's Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things). She sometimes wears a white kimono,[3] but other legends describe her as nude, with only her face and hair standing out against the snow.[4] Despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints (in fact, some tales say she has no feet, a feature of many Japanese ghosts), and she can transform into a cloud of mist or snow if threatened.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Template:Harvnb, cited by Template:Citation, quote:"雪女の名称は雪娘、雪女郎、雪婆、雪降婆、シッケンケンなど.."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Template:Harvnb
  3. Yuki-onna at
  4. Seki, Seigo Seki (1963), Folktales of Japan, p. 81, University of Chicago, ISBN 0-226-74614-3

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