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Moonfolk is a blue creature type which originates in the Kamigawa block. The Moonfolk or Soratami (Japanese:
The Moonfolk live within floating palaces, of which their greatest structure on the clouds is a palace named Oboro (or Otawara). They watch over the world below, mostly indifferent to the concerns of the surface folk. They have a high emphasis on the study of magic and have some of the most learned mages on the plane.
- Whereas Westerners see a man's face on the moon, the Japanese see a rabbit — the tsuki-usagi, or moon-hare. The moonfolk were conceived by Japanese artist Ittoku, who introduced the subtle rabbit-like elements (white hair, long ears, and so on). The idea of the moonfolk came from a famous Japanese folktale about the mythical Lady Kaguya.
- The planeswalker Tamiyo is the only Moonfolk to have appeared outside of the Kamigawa block.
- In the original Kamigawa block, all Moonfolk were monoblue and had activations that required bouncing your lands.
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