You can not alter your fate, my prince Ashitaka, but you can rise to meet it, if you so choose.

Hī-sama is the wise woman in Princess Mononoke, a film directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli. She was voiced by Mitsuko Mori in Japanese and Debi Derryberry in English. She is the elder and shaman of the Emishi Village.[1]


She is first seen after Nago's attack. She cares hot water in a jar. Kaya pour that water on Ashitaka's arm. Then she bows to Nago and she plead him not to pour his anger on the village.

She finds a bullet in Nago's body. So she thought that bullet makes Nago become a demon. Ashitaka has to leave the village to find a cure on the curse on his arm. Due to Hī-sama's diagnosis Ashitaka will die on that curse as Nago die from it.


On her clothing you find the emblem of the Emishi on the front and on the back.


  1. Prinzessin Mononoke (German), Manga, Volume 1, Charaktervorstellung