Cleric of the Kuchiki House
Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Kuchiki Clan, Soul Society
Occupation Chief retainer of the Kuchiki Clan[1]
Partner Byakuya Kuchiki
Base of Operations Kuchiki Family Manor, Seireitei, Soul Society
Personal Status
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 98
Anime Episode 32
Japanese Motomu Kiyokawa

The Cleric of the Kuchiki House (Kuchiki-ke no karou) is the chief retainer of the Kuchiki Clan.[1]


He has the appearance of an old man with a heavily wrinkled face and round, earpiece-less glasses. He has swept back white hair and a thick white mustache. He is slightly hunched over and wears an outfit similar to the standard Shinigami, but with a black kosode reaching down to his knees. There is a white robe over his shoulders which is clasped at the front.


The cleric is a quiet and respectful man with great loyalty to the Kuchiki Clan.



Rukia is approached tobe adopted into the Kuchiki Clan.

The Cleric was present with Byakuya Kuchiki when he approached Rukia and offered to adopt her into the Kuchiki Clan. They were interrupted by the arrival of Renji Abarai, prompting the Cleric to state that it was not the place to discuss the matter. As they leave, he told Rukia that they would take their leave and that they were anxiously awaiting her answer.[2] At Byakuya's instruction, he later told Rukia that Byakuya took favor with her because of her resemblance to Hisana Kuchiki and that this was the reason that she was adopted into the Kuchiki Clan.[3]

Appearances in Other Media

Movie Appearances
Memories of Nobody
The DiamondDust Rebellion
Fade to Black
The Hell Verse
Live Action Film


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bleach Official Animation Book VIBES, page 234
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 98, pages 12-14
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 179, page 10


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