According to Kiichi Hogen, the Tamayoribito was the first clan to receive the Amahagane from Shukenten, and they have the duty to protect the Amahagane from the hand of evil. Yoshitsune first met the clan at the beginning of Chapter 1, after sucessfully escaping from Mt. Kurama with the help of a Tamayoribito ninja called "Otohiko". They offer Yoshitsune with helps and a place to rest in their hideout. The Tamayoribito also possesses a unique power called Yosegane, which is performed by Shizuka Gozen only.