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Crescent's Brushstroke
Appearances Ōkami
User(s) Amaterasu
Granted by Yumigami
Found Agata Forest
Power(s) Turns day into night
Crescent (「月光」?; Gekkō; Moonlight) is one of the thirteen Celestial Brush techniques in Ōkami. It is the trademark skill of Yumigami, the goddess of the moon.


Crescent is the exact opposite of Sunrise, Amaterasu and Chibiterasu's trademark brush skill. When used, the crescent moon is revealed and change day into night. If it is already nighttime, Crescent will start the evening over again following the sunset.

Crescent can be used to access certain events, which only occur at night, quickly without having to wait for night to occur naturally, such as side-quests, such as the Hayazo sidequest.


To use Crescent, draw an arc in the sky in the shape of a backward "C".


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  • The power is named after the crescent shape the moon takes on at the beginning and end of each lunar phase.
  • If Amaterasu uses Crescent in the final battle with Yami, a giant spiritual apparition of Nagi will appear and slash Yami, splitting him in half and leaving his core open for attack.
  • When Crescent is used, the kanji 宵? (yoi; evening) appears.