When a demon takes up residence in the princess’s chambers, the onmyoji of Heian-Kyo find themselves fatally outmatched.
They send for a famed onmyoji from a distant prefecture but his widow Chiaki arrives in his place. How can this old woman succeed where master onmyoji failed?
The head of the order believes her the real power behind her husband, but the young apprentice Kenji suspects Chiaki hides another, deeper secret.
Set in the ornately structured world of tenth century Japan, the short story “The Onmyoji’s Wife” shows just how much power a good marriage can generate.