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Mama Higurashi

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Mama

Nihongo

ママ

Name meaning

Mom

Surname meaning

Sunset

English TV

Mom

Biographical information

Age

47 → 50 (Three years later)[citation needed]

Status

Living at the shrine

Occupation

Homemaker

Physical information

Species

Human

Gender

Female

Eye color

Brown

Hair color

Brown

Skin color

Fair

Family

Affiliation

Loyalty

Higurashi family

Debut

Manga Debut

Chapter 1

InuYasha Anime

Episode 1

Movie Debut

Affections Touching Across Time

Voice Actors

Japanese Seiyū

Asako Dodo

English VA

Cathy Weseluck

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Mama Higurashi (ママ, "Mama") was the widowed mother of Kagome and Sōta Higurashi. She was very loving and caring, just as one would expect of a motherly figure.

Little was known about her, except that she was always supportive of Kagome. Whenever Inuyasha dropped by, she would welcome him to stay and asked him to dine with the family. She was very lax about Kagome's life, and did not seem to mind at all that her daughter spent long periods of time with strangers in the distant past. How much of the situation she actually understood was debatable.

Her husband, the father of Kagome and Sōta, was never shown or seen in the series. He was only briefly mentioned in the first movie of the InuYasha series, when Mama Higurashi tried to encourage Kagome, sensing that the situation was dire on the other side of the well (she revealed he died in a car accident when Kagome and Sōta were young).

She could be referred to as either 'Mrs. Higurashi', 'Ms. Higurashi', and Mama Higurashi. Her real name was never revealed in either the manga or the anime.

Mama Higurashi was very flexible with her daughter's situation, including her journey throughout the Feudal Era, her relationship with the hanyō named Inuyasha (who had a rough nature), her fights against deadly demons, and her quest to recover the Sacred Jewel.

RelationshipsEdit

Mr. Higurashi

Much was not known about Mr. Higurashi and Mama Higurashi's relationship, but they were married after he proposed to her at the Goshinboku. Together they had two children, Kagome and Sōta. They had obviously been very happy and in love before Mr. Higurashi passed away.

Kagome Higurashi

Mama Higurashi and Kagome were rather close to one another, and she always seemed to know when something was wrong with her daughter. She was also often seen or talked about doing many things to make her daughter's life just a little bit easier. In the end, she let her daughter marry Inuyasha and spend her life in the Feudal Era so that she could be happy. She had a profound understanding of her daughter's feelings, to the point where she could instantly sense the mounting relationship between her daughter and her future son-in-law, Inuyasha, offering her emotional support to both of them whenever they needed it. Overall, Mrs. Higurashi was very in tune with her daughter's emotional needs, doing whatever she could to ease Kagome's complicated lot in life. 

Sōta Higurashi

Mama Higurashi and Sōta did not spend as much time together as she and Kagome did, but it appears like Sōta could be described as a "mama's boy", when Mama lightly teased him for wetting the bed in the 3rd grade. They appeared to have a basic mother-son relationship, and loved each other very much.

Inuyasha

She and Inuyasha seemed to get along very well, even though during their first meeting, she felt the need to play with his ears (much like Kagome the first time she saw him). She often treated him as if he were her own son, welcoming him for meals when he came to fetch Kagome, and providing her daughter with a plethora of medicine from the Modern Era to help treat his wounds. However, being no fool, she always ensured that Inuyasha kept his dog ears covered in the Modern Era to keep him from revealing his secret of being a hanyō to modern humans. She seemed to sense that he had been long without a mother, and cared deeply for him as her daughter did. She could also probably sense that Kagome was in love with him and supported having him around so Kagome could be happy.

Grandpa Higurashi

She and Grandpa had a very good relationship; although he was her late husband's father, she treated him as if he was her own father.

TriviaEdit

  • She bore some resemblance to Mrs. Tendo from Rumiko Takahashi's previous work Ranma ½, both of whom share the same English voice actress, Cathy Weseluck.
  • Her seiyū, Asako Dodo, also voiced several characters from Rumiko Takahashi's anthology series Rumic Theater. They include Kobato's son, and Ryuuchi as a child.

Media appearancesEdit

Manga

Anime

ReferencesEdit

Higurashi (日暮)
Family Grandpa  •  Grandma  •  Mr. Higurashi  •  Mama Higurashi  •  Kagome Higurashi  •  Sōta Higurashi  •  Buyo  •  Inuyasha
Locations Higurashi shrine  •  Goshinboku  •  House  •  Storehouse  •  Wellhouse
Unique Items Mermaid scale  •  Mummified kappa hand  •  Sacred sutras  •  Shikon Jewel keychains  •  Sō'unga