Tsukuyo (月詠?), also known as the God of Death Courtesan (死神太夫, shinigami tayuu), is a highly skilled ninja, specializing in the usage of kunai, having trained under the infamous assassin, Jiraia 地雷亜. She is the leader of the Hyakka, Yoshiwara's guardians (吉原自警団「百華」の頭), an all-female law enforcement squad deployed by Housen 鳳仙.


Tsukuyo is a blond woman of average height and a slender figure. She has a scar running horizontally on the left side of her forehead and another vertically on her left cheek.

Her shoulder length hair is normally tied up at the back of her head, while her parted fringe is done up in a bundle, held by 2 miniature kunai, both with red thread at the end, on each side. The part of her hair that isn’t tied is left to run down her cheeks, reaching past her chin.

Tsukuyo’s preferred attire is a black kimono, without a right sleeve and exposing her right leg, decorated with autumn leaves, held by a red obi. On her right arm she sports a detached sleeve that goes from her wrist to her mid-biceps. She also wears fishnet stockings and black high-heel boots that reach just below the knee. She’s often seen smoking a kiseru, a trait she shares with fellow main character, Takasugi Shinsuke 高杉 晋助.


Tsukuyo often burdens herself with the troubles of other people, much like Sakata Gintoki 坂田 銀時. But when she's with the Yorozuya, she has someone to share the burden with. She cares for and tries to protect the people around her, which initially led her former master Jiraia to attack her. However, when she drinks even a tiny amount of alcohol she exhibits extreme violent tendencies. For example, when Gintoki offered her a cup of sake to drink and help her relax, she already ends up drunk and begins her rampage by smashing an entire bottle of booze on his head.Tsukuyo than revives him almost immediately and continued to beat him some more during the entire night.


  • Kagura calls her "Tsukky", a nickname Hinowa likes.
  • Tsukuyo has a very low alcohol tolerance, getting drunk from a small amount, even whiskey bonbons. However, she later shows no visible signs of a hangover.
  • It is hinted by Jiraia, Hinowa and Seita that she has feelings Gintoki. This is further supported by her inability to give him chocolates for Valentine's Day.


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