The Tokime Clan (時女一族 Tokime Ichizoku) (known as the Tokime Family in the NA server and Tokime Tribe is some translations) is a family-based faction from Tokime Village (時女集落) of Kirimine County (霧峰村 Kirimine-mura) consisting of magical girls of the same clan.
their Base of Operation in Kamihama City is Suitoku Temple Located in Sankyo Ward. They initially act as one of Kamihama Magia Union's allies in Act 2, though as of chapter 3 they have ended this alliance.
the Foundation of Tokime Clan is Unknown, but at least they existed since ancient times. back then, Most of Magical girls of Tokime Clan purely fight for Protect Japan itself and they can freely choose their way when they join the ranks of adults - leave Tokime Village or remain. which is why there are several magical girls who are part of the Tokime clan Branch House across Japan and born in the Outside of Tokime Village. (such as Ryoko, Chika, Asahi, and Tokime Branch House Soldiers)
However, during the Sengoku Period, everything has been changed - there is a gap in Tokime Clan's history which is no new Magical girl of Tokime Clan. and some Unnamed Samurai who dispatched for Protection of Tokime Clan, take control of the Whole Tokime Village by force.
this Samurai became The First "Mikoshiba(神子柴)" - the Tokime Clan's Hierarch and Top Controller. since then, The Mikoshiba created a power-cabal bound together by secrets and backscratching. for hundreds of years, The Mikoshiba trade the Wishes of Tokime Clan's Magical girl with Power Players from all sectors of Japan - Top-level Government Officials, Politicians, Businessmans.
In short, The First Mikoshiba made the system of extortion, intimidation and blackmail for exploit every girls of Tokime Clan in whole Kirimine region(Not only Tokime Branch House, but even included Tokime Main House), and the chance to Make Wish for girls of Tokime Clan were trafficked for The Mikoshiba's Dirty Money and Connection, in the Name of Religious tradition.
when the "Wish Deal" is finalized, and the Magical girl of Tokime Clan who became victim to this Wish Deal and on the borderline of Witch, The Mikoshiba dispose of this Magical girl of Tokime Clan - deceive her into going "leave this small village. will be able to accomplish more for the sake of the Land of the Rising Sun." and drown her in the river’s bottom. This "coming-of-age ceremony" have endured for centuries in the name of "traditions", and Shizuka Tokime is only one who survived from this "coming-of-age ceremony".
However, the abusive reign of The Mikoshiba finally became over. Chiharu Hiroe successfully rescue Shizuka Tokime from "coming-of-age ceremony", Shizuka finally realize and Tell the Truth of Tokime Clan to Chiharu and Sunao - she saw a remains of Magical Girls of Tokime Clan who became victim to Wish Deal since the era of The First Mikoshiba and remember what The Mikoshiba told her before she going to dispose of Shizuka, and Finally Sunao decide to refuse the Orders from The Mikoshiba(Eliminate anyone who trying to expose the truth - such as trying to trespassing on Great Temple, a place only opened up when large-scale festival season or Emergency Situation).
The Mikoshiba trying to tie up loose ends after she realize that Shizuka is still alive and Sunao refuses to comply. release the Familiars for Eliminate three and their Parents both, and make evacuate the residents of Tokime Village. but every Familiars has been killed by Chiharu and Shizuka, Sunao enter the Mansion of The Mikoshiba and Found a Every Evidence of Dirty Wish Deal Business. after they regroup, they Enter the Underground of Great Temple's Main Building and Confront The Mikoshiba. The Mikoshiba use the Witches for Kill those Three, but her attempt has been a failed.
after that, The Mikoshiba dragged to Chiharu's mothers house in Tokime Village, and starting to give a lame excuse "The Witch made me do it", for escape from there. but when Sunao revealed the Evidence, The Mikoshiba finally realize that there is no escape from her and her predecessor's Crimes, and poisoned herself.
but there is one last problem. The First Mikoshiba make whole Tokime Village of Kirimine region as a Witch's Barrier since they start Dirty Wish Deal business. and when the current Mikoshiba has been killed, a Kill-switch has been activated. It was a automated go-signal to Witch that created by The First Mikoshiba, also known as "Lady Yura Yura (ユラユラサマ Yurayura-sama)". Before the "Lady Yura Yura" Eliminate Everything and Everyone in Tokime Village by Order of The First Mikoshiba, Chiharu, Shizuka, Sunao finally defeat "Lady Yura Yura" after a fierce battle.
after the End of reign of The Mikoshiba, They learned about Kamihama's Witch surplus and Doppel system thanks to Kyubey, and they are currently trying to learn about that system and replicate it, allying themselves with the Kamihama Magia Union in order to do so.
There is not much known about The First Mikoshiba, except he(or she) was originally a Samurai who Dispatched from somewhere as a Bodyguard for Tokime Clan. but judging by what he(or she) did to girls of Tokime Clan, and what he(or she) proudly writing about his(her) disgusting crimes against humanity(exploit and Kill every girls of Tokime Clan just for the Profit, make whole Tokime Village of Kirimine region as a Witch's Barrier and Kill-switch for Destroy and Kill everything when The Mikoshiba suddenly Died) in a codex for Next Generations of The Mikoshiba, these actions suggest that The First Mikoshiba was a sociopath who have no compassion, no shame, and no conscience.
(The codex of Mikoshiba's written in cipher that only known to next generation of Mikoshiba, but Chiharu's mother and Chiharu can recognize the cipher because their Family have an ancestor who escape the Tokime Village and relinquish their rights as next generation of Mikoshiba)
since The First Mikoshiba's era, Every successive Mikoshibas adopted a girls(who have no blood ties with Tokime Clan) called "Maibito(舞人)" and Training them as a Mikoshiba candidates. These Maibitos were expected to become the next generation of Mikoshiba, and thats why the Maibitos already knew about the Whole Truth of Tokime Village and Magical Girl. Even though they are not became Magical Girl. Their main job is to attend a religious ceremony in Tokime Village and maintain the security of the Great Temple.
The current Mikoshiba(simply called 'The Mikoshiba') is also have a group of Maibitos as her own private army, but All Maibitos presumed dead as collateral damage when The Mikoshiba release the Familiars in Whole Tokime Village.
Tokime Main House
Tokime Branch House
- in Nayuta Satomi's Dialogue lines(Magical Girl Tap 4), she mention that her Father, Professor Tasuke Satomi published a book about the Tokime Village, but it wasn't selling well. Nayuta said thats because the public is a poor judge of books, but maybe it could be a result that The Mikoshiba pull the available strings for Elites in the Japan and The Mikoshiba herself.