Pronounced "HEE-neh-zoo-mee." The Hi-nezumi lends strength to those possessing the will to face difficult problems head-on. In the famed "Tale of the Bamboo Cutter," one of the objects Princess Kaguya asks her would-be suitors to acquire is a Hi-Nezumi fur coat. One suitor tried to take the easy route of purchasing such a coat, andfailed the task. Perhaps he would have succeeded if he had faced the challenge with enough determination that a real Hi-nezumi had come to his aid.