Memory of Gensokyo
Hieda no Akyuu's usual outfit. It features a grass-green kimono and a yellow furisode.
White Page of Gensokyo's History
Kasa (a Touhou LW original) refers to the halo that appears when thin clouds pass over the sun or moon. It is a ring of light in the sky that looks like a white rainbow. The way this ephemeral phenomenon appears next to a bright light, as if by magic, makes it a fitting temperament for Akyuu, the Child of Miare. Akyuu is endowed with Wood Phase, with her duty to record her memories on paper, and Moon Essence, with the Child of Miare's cycle of reincarnation after death.
Akyuu's ability is to remember and never forget anything that she experiences. This is also known as having a photographic memory. This ability has apparently been passed down through all the Child of Miare incarnations starting with Hieda no Are. Akyuu uses this ability to compile various books, the Gensokyo Chronicle being chief among them, and also sometimes acts as the secretary for meetings between religious leaders. However, she also appears to suffer from having to remember things that she'd rather forget. The Child of Miare appears to lose almost all of their memories when they reincarnate, so you could say that the Hieda house's large private library is their external memory repository. If any of the information stored in the Hieda house's library was tampered with, it would also tamper with the Child of Miare's memories and thus the Memory of Gensokyo itself... The retainers of the Hieda house bear a huge responsibility.
Hieda no Akyuu's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). She attacks by flicking out droplets of ink from her brush. There is nothing special about the ink, but it is a rather difficult attack to dodge. This makes it an effective attack for the battle of bullets where getting hit incurs a penalty regardless of damage.
Hieda no Akyuu's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). This is an attack where Akyuu reproduces Yougakudan music performances from memory. Yougakudan is the name of a FM Synthesis band that has long since disappeared from Gensokyo. She seems to use her whole body like a phonograph in this attack, but Akyuu actually remembers music more accurately than a vinyl record can.
Hieda no Akyuu's Spell Card (a Touhou LW original). In this attack, Akyuu showers her targets with her memories like rain. In the outside world, there is a theory that people's memories are the fuel they burn to stay alive. Akyuu would be an extremely large fuel tank if that is the case.
Hieda no Akyuu's Spell Card (a Touhou LW original). This is an attack unique to Akyuu which utilises the abstract nature of memory. A person's perception of the world is an animated film pieced together from momentary and intermittent memories. Akyuu's perception of the world with her perfect memory may be more deep and profound than anyone realizes.
Hieda no Akyuu's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). This is a peculiar attack that utilises Akyuu's memories and records of Gensokyo. If the contents of Akyuu's memories are perfect she should be able to produce the perfect attack... However, her memories aren't perfect, so her Last Word portrays a Gensokyo that is missing something.
Almost all of the many textbooks used in Keine's classes at her school originated from the Hieda family's records.
Akyuu says that she barely remembers anything from her previous lives, which means that she does remember a little.
The Child of Miare has been reincarnated over nine generations. What more will they see in the future to come?