Suwako Moriya is the extra boss of Mountain of Faith and goddess of the Moriya Shrine. Although, she said the shrine wasn't exactly hers (she mentioned it in both Reimu's and Marisa's story) saying it was officially Kanako's because she was beaten by her and had to relinquish control of the Shrine, willingly at that.
It is revealed that during ancient times, Suwako was a ruler of a small kingdom and controlled the Mishaguji, who were curse gods that had obtained enormous amounts of faith, cursing birth, harvests, militaries, and many other things. Only Suwako was able to tame them. However, gods from the Yamato (Ancient Japan) invaded her kingdom, saying that they were going to unify all the kingdoms to create a single country known as Japan. Unwilling to let this happen, Suwako resisted and fought with the finest steel weapons of the time. However, Kanako held out a thin vine, and Suwako's large steel arsenal instantly rusted away. Suwako realized the difference in their divine powers and her defeat; she graciously forfeited and relinquished her kingdom.
It is said that Sanae is her distant descendant, although Sanae didn't even know it until the events of Subterranean Animism.
In Touhou Hisoutensoku, Suwako was aware of the true nature of the vanishing giant seen roaming around Gensokyo, and was confronted by Sanae over this and other secretive actions Suwako was involved in.
Wears a short simple purplish-blue dress with a frog print design, large white sleeves stitched onto the torso, and a white collar. Has medium length blond hair, grey eyes, and wears a light brown wide-brimmed hat with two frog eyes on the top. Has white kneehighs and black shoes.
- Kanako Yasaka (Fellow goddess)
- Sanae Kochiya (Wind priestess, descendant)
- Utsuho Reiuji (Unknown)
- Mishaguji (Underlings)
- Cirno (Enemy)
- Mountain of Faith (Extra Boss)
- Subterranean Animism (Cameo)
- Undefined Fantastic Object (SanaeB ending)
- Touhou Hisoutensoku standalone (Playable Character, Possible Opponent, Sanae's Spell Card attack)
- Double Spoiler (Scene 11-2, 11-4, 11-6, 11-8 Boss)
- The Highest/Epitome of Native Gods (TH10, TH12.3)
- Amphibian God (TH12.5)
- God in Name Alone (WaHH)
|Species||Goddess of Mountains (not native to Gensokyo)|
The ability to create earth, ability to summon curse gods (Mishaguji)
Moriya Shrine's former goddess