He first appears as Ashitaka's ally, but is later revealed to be an antagonist, wanting to present the Forest Spirit's head to the emperor Mikado so that he could be paid handsomely. It is said the head has the power of eternal youth. He is member of the mysterious organization Shishoren (eng. the alliance of lords). He commands trackers to watch the activity in the Cedar Forest. He was last seen fleeing after giving the head back.