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上白沢 慧音(かみしらさわ けいね)(♫) Keine Kamishirasawa




In human form, can consume (hide) history. In hakutaku form, can create and change history.




Schoolteacher; acts as guardian of the human village


The Human Village


  • (Touhou 8, human form) Brown eyes and long silver hair with blue highlights. Wears a hat that looks like some kind of building with a red ribbon on top and glyphs inscribed along its side. Her dress is dark blue with white short sleeves, and a red ribbon is tied to the bottom of the collar.
  • (Touhou 8, hakutaku form) Red eyes, long silver hair with green highlights, and horns. Her left horn is decorated with a red ribbon. Her dress is dark green with white short sleeves, and a red ribbon is tied to the bottom of the collar.




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During Imperishable Night Keine, being sensitive to the moon herself, sensed the strange events that were occurring. As a safe guard she hid the village's history, making it as if there had never been a village there to begin with, so that the people there would be protected from any youkai. After being defeated Keine pointed the heroines toward the ones responsible for the fake moon in the sky. Later, during the Extra Stage, Keine acted as guardian of Fujiwara no Mokou and attempts to stop the player from reaching and facing Mokou.

Keine seems to have a strong desire to protect humans and would probably be the safest person in Gensokyo for any human to be around.

Fun Facts

  • The kanji characters for Keine translate loosely to "Wise sound" while Kamishirasawa literally means "Upper stream of a white valley." However, the Kamishirasawa kanji can be read as "ue-hakutaku" and so likely a pun by ZUN when he named the "Were-Hakutaku" character.
  • "Keine" is also a declensional form of the German word of negative article or negative determiner as "no" in "No one shall sleep tonight". Although the two words are pronounced differently, Keine's name used in this manner may also be a reference to her ability to negate history.
  • Most of her spell cards are based on the history of the Emperor of Japan.
  • Some members of the Touhou community have jested that Keine's hat resembles a bento box or a house.
  • Keine is the owner, and history teacher of the Human Village's school.
  • Since she has the ability to change history, some fans make jokes about her having relationships with characters that never came out in any of the games. Such as Rin Satsuki
  • In some fan works, Keine is referred to as a cow (complete with milk jokes), due to her appearance in hakutaku form.
  • Etymology of CAVED!!!!
    • The word "horu" in Japanese means to dig, but also to have anal sex, or gay sex (or something). Some fans thought that Keine would go crazy due to her metamorphosis from the light of a full moon and try to shove one of her horns into someone's anus. One day, some Touhou, or Cave (also famous their shooting games), fan translated a nonsense line, "caved caved! caved!! caved!!! caved!!!!", from English into Japanese in a machine translation site]. The result was "horaremashita. ochikomimashita! ochikomimashita!! ochikomimashita!!! horareta!!!!" (screwed. depressed! depressed!! depressed!!! screwed!!!!). This spread elsewhere because the translation was so silly. When some fans heard it, they associated "screwed" with EX-Keine's attacking others' rear ends. This was posted on 2ch and it became famous. When someone writes something that contains the phrase "horu," they would be summarily raped by EX-Keine. "Horu" got word filtered to "caved!!!!!!!!" in English translations, and so you get "I got CAVED by EX-Keine!!!!!!!!" But because that bad translation was fixed after some time, and because there were people who hated it, Caved!!!! has become less popular.

Official Profiles

Imperishable Night Demo - おまけ.txt


 ○上白沢 慧音(かみしらさわ けいね)




Keine Kamishirasawa

Stage 3 boss. Half human, half beast. Has the ability to conceal/erase histories, or to create them.

The first two abilities belong to her human form, the last to her beast form. She's usually in her human form, so that is her "true form". She transforms into a hakutaku during the full moon, at which time all information is known to her. When the full moon disappears, she feels a little sick to her stomach.

Ever a friend of the humans, she protects them from Gensokyo's many youkai. There is not one thing about the history of Gensokyo that she does not know.

Imperishable Night - キャラ設定.txt


○3面ボス 歴史喰い

  上白沢 慧音(かみしらさわ けいね)

  Keine Kamishirasawa











Stage 3 Boss, History Eater

Keine Kamishirasawa

Species: Were-hakutaku

Abilities: Able to conceal, erase and create histories

Keine looks like an ordinary human most of the time, but transforms into a hakutaku under the light of the full moon. In human form, she can only conceal histories, but in hakutaku form, she has full control over every aspect of Gensokyo's history and can create new histories at will.

When she first noticed an abnormality in the moon, she decided to seal a nearby Human Village during the night in order to protect it from youkai.

She devoured the village's history to make it invisible.

Although Keine is not human, she loves humans and always tries to help them. She only uses her ability when it would benefit humans.

Book Synopsis

Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red

Main article: Article and Interview: Keine

Summary of the article goes here.

Perfect Memento in Strict Sense

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Main article: Perfect Memento: Keine Kamishirasawa
  • Keine is the wisest of the half-beasts.
  • Upon seeing the full moon, she will transform into a hakutaku.
  • She was not born a were-hakutaku, though.
  • A hakutaku is a youkai which appears to virtuous rulers to guide them.
  • She can erase history while human and create history while a hakutaku.
  • The history of Gensokyo is that which is created by her. Things don't become history merely by happening, they must be made history.
  • This history is later passed on to the Hieda family.
  • Keine runs a school in the village. However, the village children think her lessons are boring.
  • She is edgy on the night of the full moon, since she has a lot of work to do.
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