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Azami Kiryu was one of the daughters of Yoshitatsu Kiryu, the head of the Kiryu family and a master doll maker. She was the twin sister of Akane Kiryu. Although Azami was born first, due to the village's traditions she was considered the younger twin. She and her sister were very close; they were always together. It is unknown how long ago Azami and her sister lived in Minakami Village.
Azami and Akane had to perform the Crimson Sacrifice Ritual when they were very young. During the Ritual, a Veiled Priest attempted to assist Akane. However, Azami protested and said that she wanted only Akane to do it. Their ritual succeeded. Azami became a butterfly, and Akane received the red butterfly mark of a Remaining upon her throat.
Due to Akane's depression and guilt over the loss of her sister, Yoshitatsu created a doll in Azami's likeness to comfort her. Akane spent so much time thinking of her sister and whispering to the doll that it became possessed and began to control her. Azami's spirit appeared to her father in a dream and asked him to destroy the doll. She left a note in Akane's diary explaining that no substitute was needed for her because she had become one with her sister, and again encouraging the doll's destruction. Unfortunately, she was too late. Akane killed Yoshitatsu before having her soul sucked out by the doll.
Azami's ghost later appears to Mio Amakura as a guide. Her ghost is seen in the Kiryu house emitting a soft whimper and asking to be killed; however, she is actually asking Mio to destroy the doll. Her ghost guides Mio to the doll parts needed to enable the mechanism that opens the Earth Bridge.
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- Akane and Azami are the youngest twin shrine maidens to be sacrificed.
- Akane and Azami's kimonos are also worn by the mysterious 'Hanging Twins' who appear in one of Mayu's psychic flashbacks.
- For quotes by Azami, see Quotes: Kiryu Twins
- For other members of the Kiryu family, see Kiryu Family.
- For other helpful ghosts, see Helpful Ghosts.
- For other shrine maidens, see Shrine Maiden.
- For other rituals in Fatal Frame II, see Fatal Frame II Rituals.
- For other twin pairs, see Twins.
- For articles related to Azami, see Related Articles:Azami Kiryu.
- For images related to Azami, see Images of Azami Kiryu.