Rihan Nura was the father of Rikuo's and the 2nd head of the Nura Clan. He was an hanyō and a half-yōkai and is the creator of the Matoi technique
Born the son of Nurarihyon and to Yōhime, he was often taken around on his father's patrols which his mother disapproved. During the Edo Period, he then took over as the 2nd Head of the Nura Clan. Under his leadership the Nura Clan's power reached its peak and he was responsible for stopping the actions of The String Assassin of Hitachi Province. Rihan fell in love with and wedded the yōkai Yamabuki Otome, but due to Hagoromo Gitsune's curse on Nurarihyon on which caused his clan to die out they couldn't have children. Blaming it all on herself, Yamabuki Otome eventually left her husband Rihan a sadden poem grieving her infertility saying "Flowers bloom sevenfold and eightfold but the Kerria laments,for a single fruit does not bear Even if I can make flowers bloom brilliantly,to bear such a fruit,is beyond my ability"' and as she disappears they presumably she had died. Presumably before all this is that Rihan himself had led the Nura Clan to defeat the once Hyaku Monogatari Clan. A time later, Rihan re-married a young female Wakana from a long haunted family that he saved. They became close friends because of this and after that she would often surprised him with her cheerful and weird personality, forcing him to smile by stretching his cheeks. As kubinashi stated, that she was the only one to finally lead him out from the shadow of sorrow he lived under for so long, and said that she was his "treasure". They married, and as time past she was carrying his child a son was born his name was Rikuo. But rihan didn't want Rikuo to know about the yakuza aspect of the yōkai world, and he had raised the boy in such a way to prevent him from learning of it. He then instructed his subordinates to do the same. Eight years ago, in an scheme to get rid of Rihan, Abe no Seimei and Sanmoto Gorōzaemon revived Yamabuki Otome in a little girl's form and Hagoromo Gitsune, who was possessed in her body had fabricated her memories. As her form resembled his late 1st late wife, Rihan believed her to be Yamabuki Otome's own daughter and treated her as if she were his own even if his late wife couldn't bear children. He was then stabbed coldly through the chest by her when he recited Yamabuki Otome's farewell poem which had been subliminally set as a 'key' to initiate his murder to both his human and yōkai halves.
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