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Akeno Tsugikuni ( (つぎ) (くに) (あけ) () Tsugikuni Akeno?) was the mother of Michikatsu and Yoriichi Tsugikuni. She also was the creator of the hanafuda earrings that Tanjiro Kamado currently wears.


Akeno is a beautiful young woman with a petite build and fair skin. She has black waist-length hair tied parted apart on top of her forehead with a bow at the bottom of her back along with two bangs that reach her eyes.

Akeno wore a kimono with a white obi strap. Over this, she wore an incredibly long pale-yellowish haori with multiple thin overlapping white crescent moons with polka-dots above them, reaching past her bare feet being dragged along the floor.


Akeno was described as a very religious and pure-hearted woman, always praying to the god of the sun for little to no disaster in the world along with her constantly worrying for Yoriichi and Michikatsu. She also possesses a fierce love for the two; upon learning her husband wanted Yoriichi killed because of his mark, Akeno lost control and flew into a burning rage, restrained by two servants when she angrily grabbed her husband. Despite her protective constitution, she doesn't complain to being helped as seen when Yoriichi as a child would always support and carry her impaired side due to her terminal sickness.


  • The Sun deity that she prays to everyday is more than likely the Shintō deity Amaterasu Ōmikami, since during the Sengoku Era, multiple clans prayed to the gods for good fortune during warfare.
  • Her terminal illness was not known by any individual prior to her death besides herself and Yoriichi. The latter due to him having access to the Transparent World.