Kagome's grandfather. He is often covering for Kagome's absences at school with interesting excuses, which make Kagome's friends worry a lot about her.
Grandpa is identified by his clothing as a traditional Japanese Shinto Priest, apparently the current custodian/gaurdian/caretaker/owner of the Higurashi Shrine ( 日暮神社 ) which has been in the family for generations.
Grandpa continually tries to inject some education of the history of the family shrine into everyday life - even to the point of discussing the "history of these pickles" much to Kagome's dismay.
Grandpa maintains the shrine grounds, buildings, the sacred tree, handles offerings, and the various Shinto religious ceremonies that are required. He tries to bring in some income to pay the bills by selling various religious paraphanalia, such as the Sacred Jewel key chains (日暮神社 四魂の玉 キ一ホルダ一 ).
He is skilled in handling objects brought to him that need to be blessed, cleansed, or sealed. We find that his abilities save him from death in episode 11, "Terror of the Ancient Noh Mask". But Grandpa's powers are clearly overcome by Inuyasha as he breaks through Grandpa's Ofuda - or "written oracles" in episode 4 "Yura of the Demon-Hair". Although this Could be Because Inuyasha is only half-demon; it could also be because his chrams don't work at all.
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