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Sunrise's Brushstroke
Appearances Ōkami
User(s) Amaterasu
Power(s) Turns night into day
Restarting daytime
Sunrise (「光明」?; Kōmyō; shining light) is one of the thirteen Celestial Brush techniques in Ōkami and eleven in Ōkamiden. It is the trademark skill of Amaterasu and Chibiterasu. Being the sun goddess and the child of the sun respectively, both have already mastered the technique at the beginning of their journeys.


True to its name, Sunrise will summon forth the sun in the heavens and light the land to dispel it from the darkness. It can be used for purposes from something as simple as changing night to day or prolong daytime to a great thing, such as dispelling Yami and Dark Chibiterasu's covering darkness on their respective battlefields.


To use Sunrise, draw a fully enclosed circle in the sky. The circle can be drawn quickly in most cases, but not haphazardly and must still at least have its beginning and end contacted to each other. Also, the circle must obviously be drawn on the sky. If the sky is not visible, move to a location with a better viewpoint or change the camera's position.


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Sunrise des

Sunrise's scroll

"A Celestial Brush power mastered by the sun god Amaterasu.
Draw a simple circle in the sky and it will transmute into the sun.
This enlightening power is known as Sunrise.
*Sunrise Tips*
If you cannot see the sky, adjust your view before drawing.
Take care when beginning and ending the motion and close the circle.
That should help shed some light on Sunrise"


"Chibiterasu is the heir to the Celestial Brush of the Sun Goddess.
Sometimes the land will call for the sun, and that's when Sunrise will be
useful. Draw a circle in the heavens, and the sun will light the land!
You have to draw Sunrise in the sky, but you can't do this if you can't see
the sky. If Sunrise does not work, you have to redraw it, or draw it in a place
that needs it. Sunrise requires a fully closed circle!"


  • When Sunrise is used, the kanji 照? (shou; to shine) appears.
  • When performing Sunrise, the sound of a rooster's crow can be heard. Aside from the association of crowing roosters with the coming of a new day, in Shintoism, the indigenous spirituality of the people of Japan, there are many roosters found around Shinto shrines, with the rooster being associated with the sun goddess Amaterasu.
  • Sequence breaking to skip Sunrise is possible in Ōkami since in any scene where using Sunrise is mandatory, the game is set up to assume the player has it. Drawing a circle will advance the game, even though the Sunrise effect will not appear.