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TH09 Tewi


因幡 てゐ(いなば てゐ)
Tewi Inaba

Alternate spellings:

Tei Inaba




Can grant good luck and fortune to Humans


At least 1,300 years old


Leader of rabbits in Eientei




  • (Touhou 9) Dark red eyes, black shoulder-length hair, and white fluffy rabbit ears. Dresses in a frilly, pink nightgown. Wears a carrot necklace.
  • (Touhou 9, alternative outfit) Same as above, except her dress is black.
  • (Touhou 8) Same as above, but she does not wear shoes and the carrot necklace.





She's one of the many, many youkai rabbits that lives at and guards Eientei, a mansion deep in a bamboo forest - though she's the one all the earth rabbits actually listen to. Because Tewi is known to help lost people find their way and sometimes grants good fortune, she's one of the few youkai that's not harmful to humans at all (as long as you aren't trying to invade Eientei).

A very lighthearted and playful youkai that's also known for sometimes lying, she even tries to scam Aya out of pocket change during Phantasmagoria of Flower View.

Fun Facts編集

  • Unlike Reisen, Tewi's title of "Inaba" is assigned Kanji characters. While in fanworks and sidestories "Inaba" has sometimes come to be synonymous with "youkai rabbit", Tewi's own unique "Inaba" is written "因幡". "因" meaning "cause", "aid", "clue", "memento", "something to rely on", and may likely also refer to (given ZUN's penchant for making references to Buddhist/Shinto lore) an ancient Indo-Buddhist system of reasoning regarding right and wrong, or truth and lies. "幡" means "flag" or "banner". Thus "Tewi Inaba" might be transliterated as "Tewi, the banner(-carrier) representing those who can be relied on, and who use the ancient ways of reasoning right from wrong and truth from lies". Tewi's possible role as a banner-carrier may involve duties or traditions associated with Japanese banners and banner-carriers, such as the Uma-jirushi, Nobori, or Sashimono.
  • It is said that ordinary animals who live a long time may develop profound magical abilities. Tewi is one of them.
  • The "wi" (ゐ) in Tewi is a kana that was removed from official Japanese language use by the post-war government in 1954. In present day Japanese, her name might be romanized "Tei" (a Kunrei romanization not meant for English speakers). Her kana alphabet name is still nevertheless "Tewi" and her name is pronounced as "Tewi" in English, or in present day Japanese pronounced as "テイ" (Tei). The kana "wi" (ゐ) is still used artistically or stylistically as it is here in the case of Tewi (or cf. Nikka Brand Whiskey "ニッカウヰスキー"), and is similar to "thy" or "thou" in English: recognizable and still used, but almost never for official documents. Additionally, since she's at least 1300 years old, she would have received her name centuries before "wi" (ゐ) was legislated out of official use by the government.
  • Tewi's spellcard "Ancient Duper" is likely to be based on a story from the Kojiki, The White Hare of Inaba.
  • She seems to be much of a prankster, both in fan and official work such as in Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth and Eastern and Little Nature Deity. The most common victim is Reisen Udongein Inaba . Despite being older than Reisen, she often acts in a childish manner compared to the Moon Rabbit.
  • In Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth, she's depicted as being fond of beer.
  • Tewi is the only original Midboss character to become a fully playable character.
  • Tewi is often depicted as being a scam artist in fan works.

Official Profiles編集

Imperishable Night - キャラ設定.txt編集


 ○5面中ボス 地上の兎
  因幡 てゐ(いなば てゐ)
  Tewi Inaba





Stage 5 Midboss, Earthborn Rabbit
Tewi Inaba

Species: Youkai Rabbit
Abilities: Can bring fortune to those she wishes

After taking good care of her health and living for a long time, Tewi became something more than an ordinary rabbit. She leads the Earthborn rabbits living in Eientei. Her impetuous temperament makes her seem more like a fairy than a phantom.

Humans who lose their way in the bamboo forest around Eientei sometimes catch a glimpse of Tewi. Those who see her are able to find their way out without fail, so she is considered a guide of the forest.

It's a shame that they waste the fortune given to them by Tewi on such a small thing, but humans are too clueless to notice their mistake.

Phantasmagoria of Flower View - キャラ設定.txt編集

TH09 Tewi

  因幡 てゐ(いなば てゐ)
  Inaba Tei




White Rabbit of Good Fortune
Inaba Tewi

Species: Youkai rabbit
Ability: Making humans be happy

A youkai-powered rabbit who cared about her health and lived long.
In Eientei, she's a leader of plenty of earthborn rabbits.

This time, she went outside to have fun with the rabbits that is so excited with unnatural scenery without telling the members of Eientei.

Book Synopsis編集

Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red編集

Main article: Article and Interview: Tewi

Recently translated.

Perfect Memento in Strict Sense編集

PMiSS tewi
Main article: Perfect Memento: Tewi Inaba
  • Tewi is a youkai rabbit who leads the rabbits living around the bamboo forest.
  • She's one of the oldest youkai in Gensokyo and has lived a very long time through good health.
  • She was mentioned in records from 1,300 years ago and has been in the bamboo forest since before Eientei was built.
  • Tewi is very emotional, cowardly, and mischievous with a fairy-like personality.
  • She's also very intelligent and clever.
  • She can bring good fortune to humans she chooses, and so people often look for her.
  • This makes her unusually popular among humans.
  • She's very difficult to find, and just finding her takes good fortune to begin with.
  • The bamboo forest where she spends most of her time is dangerous and easy to get lost in.
  • On a side note, rabbit meat is a popular dish in Gensokyo.

The Grimoire of Marisa編集

Main article: The Grimoire of Marisa: Tewi Inaba's Spell Cards
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