An Ancestor Named Kagome is the one hundred thirty-seventh episode of the InuYasha anime.


  1. Hōjō tells Kagome that his ancestor, Akitoki Hōjō, marries a woman named Kagome in the Feudal Era, leaving Kagome to wonder if she will eventually marry Akitoki.
  2. Akitoki meets up with Inuyasha and Shippō and tells them of the Kon blade, a wicked blade that has cursed his family; Kaede tells them of a place called Furai shrine where they can purify the blade's evil.
  3. As they make their way to Furai Shrine, they are attacked by Demon ninjas, and Kagome and Akitoki are sent falling down into a river.


Akitoki sits with the gang

Kagome is taking a history test in school. She is frustrated that she didn't do well. As she, Yuka, Eri, and Ayumi are talking, Hōjō enters with his family tree. He shows them that the wife of his ancestor, Akitoki Hōjō, was named Kagome.

Kagome's friends gossip about Hōjō's family tree. They show Kagome photos from the Cultural Festival.

In the Feudal era, bandits threaten Akitoki. Inuyasha and Shippō come to his rescue. Akitoki is seeking Kaede for information about the Naginata of Kenkon. When he unwraps the Ken blade, Inuyasha becomes entranced by the blade's demonic aura; the effect is broken when Miroku quickly has Akitoki cover it.

Akitoki was heading for Mount Hakurei to purify the blade, but the mountain is gone. He seeks Kaede for another place to purify the blade. She sends Akitoki to the Shrine of Furai near the Shoun Waterfall at Mount Furai, the holiest place she knows of.

Akitoki begs Inuyasha, Shippō, Miroku and Sango for help, and is thrilled to find out that Kagome will be joining them.

Kagome arrives in the past, and they all depart for the Shoun Waterfall and Furai Shrine. Along the way, they are attacked, but they repel the assassins. Myōga joins them after Akitoki has told what he knows of the Ken blade and Kon blade. Myōga has information from Tōtōsai about the Naginata of Kenkon. They also learn of Hoshiyomi, leader of the demon ninjas, who is seeking to recreate the Naginata of Kenkon, which he had forged in the first place.

A night time ambush separates the group when Kagome and Akitoki fall into a river.

Characters in Order of Appearance


  • Opening Theme — One Day, One Dream — Best of Inuyasha II
  • Kagome talks about her double life of modern and feudal eras — Launching the Sacred Arrows (Inuke Hamaya) — TV OST Vol. 3
  • Kagome fails test, Hōjō shows her his family tree — Cheer Up! Hōjō-kun (Ganbare! Hōjō-kun) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Bandits demand money and Inuyasha saves Akitoki — Osuwari! — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Akitoki shows his cursed naginata — Malice (Urami) — TV OST Vol. 3
  • Kaede directs Akitoki to a pure shrine — Sign of Unrest (Fuon na Kehai) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Kagome prepares her backpack and goes to the feudal era — Light-Hearted Beat (Dokidoki Ukiuki) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Kagome wants Inuyasha to help Akitoki — Osuwari! — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Akitoki rides on Kirara — Swordsmith, Tōtōsai (Katanakaji Tōtōsai) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Inuyasha’s group rests at tea shop — The Confused and the Carefree (Awatenbō to Nonbiriya) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Kagome fills water bottle, Inuyasha wonders why she wants to help Akitoki — Kagome and InuYasha — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Bombs drop from the sky — Clash (Gekitotsu) — TV OST Vol. 3
  • Akitoki talks about his naginata being divided into two — The Disaster at Mount Hakurei (Hakureizan no Ihen) — TV OST Vol. 3
  • Myōga delivers message from Tōtōsai to Inuyasha — The Hidden Well to the Sengoku Era (Kakushi Ido kara Sengoku Jidai e) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Demon ninjas ambush Inuyasha’s group — Fight to the Death (Shitō) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Ending Theme — Come — Best of Inuyasha II


  • This is the first time a character from the movies is brought into the main series. This is also the first time the events of a movie are referenced in the series (Akitoki being Shippō's vassal).