Masako Hara

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Clan Toreador
Position None
Status 4
Domain Kyoto, Japan
Coterie None
Society ???
Path Humanity 0000
Player Mandie Bowers


Picture taken by Sean Posey Photography at the Grand Masquerade


Real Name: Masako Yoshida

Apparent Age: Mid twenties

Concept: Speaker for the Dead

Physical description: Masako is a delicate sylph of a woman, her height not even reaching five feet. She prefers to wear traditional kimonos of her station when entertaining, yet during her time as scourge she was known to sport more casual clothing. She keeps her black hair cut short to her chin, and her gentle features shift from an absent gaze to a charming smile.

Detailed Status:

  • Acknowledged by Prince Guillaume of Bern, Switzerland
  • Adored by Primogen Alicia Fitzgerald from Bern, Switzerland
  • Honorable by Primogen Heinrich Von Strauss from Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dedicated by Primogen Sara Durward from Iowa City, Iowa

Character Information

Known History

Masako was a popular Geisha from the Gion Kōbu okiya in Kyoto, Japan. Her gifts as a medium manifested themselves at puberty, and her shrewd "Mother" took full advantage of this. Masako became a highly publicized Reibai (spirit medium) who would entertain as well as cast fortunes, attend shrine dedications and speak to dead ancestors.

She appeared out of nowhere in eastern Europe somewhere around the 1930's, and by the end of the Second World War was embraced by the Toreador Jasper Renfield of Bern, Switzerland. After her release from the Accounting she disappeared from the radar and re-emerged in San Francisco in the mid 1970's. She only remained in the U.S. for a few years before returning to Europe.

Masako has kept a rather low profile since her embrace, and was a citizen of Copenhagen, Denmark immediately prior her arrival to the United States. She has starred in a documentary film, Ghost Stories, which has earned her much acclaim as a Medium. It was released in 2010 with great success. She has been known to travel to domains that report "Wraith Trouble." (Fame 5: Medium)

In October 2011 Masako suddenly left her position as Sceneshal in Iowa City to return to Kyoto. She has remained there since.


None Known




Jasper Renfield, Keeper of Elysium in Bern, Switzerland.


Shiro Imahara (deceased)



Character Inspirations:

Picture taken at Midwinter 2012

Start with a liberal dose of Ai Enma,
Add in one part traditional Japanese Geisha,
Mix in the ability to see and hear dead people,
Add in a splash of "Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show"



"Wait. Sshh....did you hear that?" - Masako Hara

"She's like a living china doll. I'll bet it takes the same amount of pressure to break her." -Augustine St. Just

"Let's give her a ton of caffeine, listen to J-Pop on the ride and then just turn her loose. It'll be hilarious." - Aleister Blackwell talking to Zio! about going on a road trip to Peoria.

"She's like a living anime character..." - Lena!


  • Masako really speaks excellent English, but it is known to degrade at whim. Especially if she thinks she is in trouble.
  • Is very particular to differentiate the difference in pronunciation between her name and that of Her Fury, the Former Brujah Justicar Masako. She pronounces her name with a emphasis on the softer S sounds (Masa-ko), as indicative of the dialect of her native region.
  • Was once given a pony as a gift from JP, the childe of Joseph Hanover.
  • Served as a "humane" scourge for some time in Iowa City, and was highly effective. She resigned however fearing the toll it was taking on her humanity.
  • Has an odd choice of "friends." Those whom she has been known to frequent the company of are either of very, very low humanity or are otherwise exceptionally creepy.
  • Was once mauled by a five-hundred pound panther in her duties as Scourge.
  • Don't ask her about the book "Memoirs of a Geisha." She will get grumpy.
  • Is a "Friend of the Family" to the Giovanni, and spends way too much time with them.
  • Hates to be touched.
  • Shouldn't have taken the red pill...
  • Introduced Archon Jack Kurlein to Anime. He was very confused.