A Mikumari ("water maiden", a village priestess) from the village of Kanna. She decides to go to help find the samurai to bring back to her village. She possesses a special water necklace which allows her to detect the flow of groundwater. In addition, the necklace seems to have some sort of ability to read people's hearts, and on several occasions the amulet will glow whenever Kirara has a particularly strong emotional reaction. It is due to this ability that Kirara is allowed to go with Rikichi to the city to use the pendant to guide her to the right Samurai.
After the final battle with Ukyo, Kirara passes her pendant and title of water priestess down to her little sister Komachi. She claimed that because of all the battles she was involved in, her soul became tainted and she could no longer hear the voice of the water.