From left to right: Grandpa Higurashi, Ms. Higurashi, Moe Higurashi, Mei Higurashi and Sōta Higurashi

The Higurashi family (日暮家族) is an extended family of Shintō priests of many generations. The head of family is Grandpa Higurashi. Little is known about their history, except that Mr. Higurashi was killed in a car accident, and Grandma Higurashi died after their son leaving Grandpa alone. Kagome's mother moved to Higurashi shrine so that grandfather wouldn't feel lonely. Inuyasha became a member of the Higurashi family when he married Kagome, and giving birth to a quarter-demon daughter named Moroha. Sōta, Kagome's younger brother, is a possible heir for being a Shintō priest. Sōta was soon married to Moe, their union giving birth a daughter named Mei and adopted Sesshōmaru's eldest twin daughter to be part of the family and moved to an apartment.

List of Humans



  • Inuyasha (through marriage with Kagome)
  • Towa (through adoption, distant relative)
  • Setsuna (distant relative)



  • The family has a method of covering up for a member's absence from school via faux illnesses. In the original series, Grandpa Higurashi used to cover for Kagome's trips to the Feudal Era. In Hanyō no Yashahime, Sōta decided to used this method to cover for Towa.


Higurashi (日暮)
Characters GrandpaGrandmaMr. HigurashiMs. HigurashiSōta HigurashiKagome HigurashiBuyoInuyashaMoe HigurashiTowa HigurashiSetsunaMorohaMei Higurashi
Locations Higurashi shrine (Sacred TreeHouseStorehouseWellhouse) • Higurashi family's apartment
Items Mermaid scaleMummified kappa handSacred sutrasShikon Jewel keychainsSō'unga
Dog Yōkai
Daiyōkai TōgaSesshōmaruSesshōmaru's mother
Hanyō InuyashaTowa HigurashiSetsunaMoroha (quarter)
Allies BokusenōHōsenki IHigurashi familyJakenKaedeKohakuKujakuMyōgaRōyakanSayaSea GodSeitenTōtōsaiMō-MōMirokuKirinmaru (formerly)Zero (formerly)RikuRionSpirit of the Tree of AgesAkuruNanasukeRokutaHisui
Enemies Hyōga clan (HyōgaMenōmaru) • NarakuPanther tribe (Panther King) • RyūkotsuseiShishinkiShitōshinTakemaruShikyōKirinmaru (currently)Zero (currently)
Locations Kagome and Inuyasha's houseSesshōmaru's mother's manorStone tombTōga's tomb
Unique Items BakusaigaBlack PearlMeidō StoneRobe of the Fire-RatSō'ungaTenseigaTessaigaHoshikiri no FueRainbow PearlKyūyōkon RootKikujūmonjiKurikaramaruKanemitsu no TomoeWindmill of TimePinwheelYukari no TachikiriZanseiken
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