Sanae Kochiya
Official Artwork from Ten Desires




Human, living Goddess


Ability to cause miracles, Onusa, Shrine Maiden powers.

First Appearance

Mountain of Faith (2007)


Touhou Project

M.U.G.E.N Creator(s)


Sanae Kochiya (sometimes spelled Sanae Kotiya) is a human shrine maiden from Touhou Project, who first appeared as the Stage 5 Boss of Mountain of Faith, and later a playable character.

Character Background

Sanae is a human from the outside world and a descendant of the goddess Suwako Moriya. She serves as the shrine maiden of the Moriya Shrine and its resident goddess, Kanako Yasaka. Sanae, along with Kanako and Suwako, migrated to Gensokyo a short time prior to the events of Mountain of Faith as part of Kanako's plan to acquire faith, necessity for her continued existence which she had lost in the outside world. Sanae is confident and energetic to a fault, which can make her appear naive as she often does not think for herself. She fears becoming a youkai-like human, so she often views herself as the heroine of a fantasy novel and takes extreme delight in youkai extermination, an extent to which many residents of Gensokyo feel makes Sanae very youkai-like herself despite her fears. Because of her ability to create miracles, she is worshiped as the Moriya Shrine's third goddess alongside Kanako and Suwako.

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