Flaming Pyrotechnist Tama
Tama is Nippon's Pyrotechnist who also really loves fireworks. He appears to be quite old and he smokes a pipe which he also uses to light his fireworks.
He lives down a flight of steps near the lake in Shinshu Field. His house is only open at night and when you meet him first he is trying to create a new firework mix but to no avail. He will try and show you his new firework but as it fails Issun asks you to helping by drawing a replica of the drawing on his wall over the fireworks mix. This drawing is in fact how to draw Cherry Bomb and after you draw it correctly Bakugami will appear and thank you. Tama's house will then open during the day time.
After this returns to his house were he suffers from a creators block. Amaterasu can then reignite his passion by showing him the Secret Brush Technique for double and triple cherry bombs. This will earn you a Stray Bead.
- The firework in the shape of Mushi's Mama suggests that they two of them might have a relationship.
- Outside his house you will meet the first monster on Mika's Wanted List.
Tama reappears in Okamiden and Chibiterasu learns a Cherry Bomb by helping him. When Chibiterasu first meets Tama he is very sick and you must get medicine to cure him from Dr. Redbeard to sure him. Even after you rid Dr. Redbeard's house of Demons, he refuses to make his medicine for Tama as Tama has been know to steal his herbs to make fireworks out of them. However he eventually gives Tama the medicine as it is the dying Ayame's final wish to see the fireworks and he does not want to disappoint her. Chibiterasu must also complete his Manifest before he will make his fireworks.
 Based On
Tama's name comes from the firework producing company Tamaya Ichibee that was active during the Edo period.