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|“||I will kill that doll. . . Even if it looks like my daughter. . .||”|
—Yoshitatsu to himself
|Japanese name||桐生 善達|
|Romaji name||Kiryu Yoshitatsu|
|Other names||Hidden Man|
|Age||Around 50's or late 40's|
|Cause of death||Killed by Akane Kiryu under the influence of the Twin Doll|
|Encountered in||Kiryu House, Hanging Doll Room|
Akane and Azami Kiryu (daughters)
|Appearances||Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
Fatal Frame II: Deep Crimson Butterfly
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After his daughters performed the ritual, Akane (The Remaining) fell into deep depression. Her eyes were filled with pain and guilt, and her heart became consumed with sorrow. Her father, Yoshitasu Kiryu felt sympathetic towards her. In order to ease his daughter's pain, he made a doll much like her deceased twin. His pure intentions to bring a smile to his sad daughter's face only brought about the demise of the family and ultimately the end of his bloodline.
Akane grew very attached to the doll her father made her, so attached that she began whispering in her ears and taking her wherever she went. Soon, the doll became possessed by a malicious spirit that controlled its movements as if life has been brought to the doll.
In a dream, Azami told her father that the doll is possessed and instructed him to throw it into the Hellish Abyss to free her sister from the doll's influence.
The doll informed Akane of her father's plan to destroy the doll, so Akane removed her arms and head and hid them away.
Yoshitatsu is determined to end the doll's life in order to save his only daughter. However, he is hesitant because the doll resembles his deceased daughter. He said that he would destroy the doll, even if she looks like his daughter, even if it meant killing her twice. He knew there was a chance that he could go blind by looking into the Hellish Abyss, but he was willing to sacrifice his sight to save Akane.
Unfortunately, due to Akane and the doll's schemes, he fails to fulfill his duty and is strangled to death by the possessed Akane.
Below is displayed the ghost's info according to the game's official guidebook.
- Location: Kiryu House / Hanging Doll Room
- HP: 380
- Strength: A
- The name Yoshitatsu means "good" (善) (yoshi) and "group" (達) (tatsu).
- Yoshitatsu's surname Kiryu means "paulownia" (桐) (ki) and "life, living" (生) (ryu).