Momiji is the younger sister of the late Kureha and Ryu Hayabusa's apprentice. She is the current Dragon Shrine Maiden of the Hayabusa Clan, taking the place of her sister. She is a kind woman with strong spiritual powers. Momiji first appears in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword. She later appeared as a playable character in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, an NPC in both Ninja Gaiden 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. Like Kasumi, she is available as a free DLC Character in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for the Wii U system and as an unlockable character for the Xbox 360 and PS3 systems. Momiji is a beautiful and slender young woman with long black hair tied in a ponytail and hazel eyes. She originally wore a white standard Hayabusa ninja garb, but later adopts an outfit with a sleeveless white top with red ribboned edges, red kunoichi styled pants, and black and gold high-heeled boots. In Ninja Gaiden 3, she carries the Eye of the Dragon as a necklace, and uses it to amplify her spiritual powers, such as using it to heal Ryu when he is found unconscious near the Hayabusa village. Momiji is a very gentle and caring young woman who is seen by the village children as an older sister figure, whom they look up to. She is softspoken and very respectful towards everyone. Despite her appearance, Momiji, much like her mentor, Ryu Hayabusa, has a strong will and refuses to accept any vulnerabilities. She is a dedicated warrior who trains extensively to protect the Hayabusa village at all costs.