|Family Head||Various (depends on storyline)|
|Family Seat||Shihōin Clan Manor, Seireitei, Soul Society|
|Affiliation||Onmitsukidō, 2nd Division, Gotei 13, Soul Society|
|Specialty||Caretakers of the Hōgu and Bugu.|
The Shihōin Clan is one of the Four Great Noble families of Soul Society.
By tradition, the head of the Shihōin family leads the Onmitsukidō. Also known as the Tenshiheisōban (天賜兵装番, House of Godly Gears), they are the Caretakers of the Hōgu (宝具, lit. "Treasure Tool") and Bugu (武具, lit. "War Tool") said to have been bestowed on them by the gods.
Every generation the head of the Shihōin is tasked to protect the Tenshiheisō (天賜兵装, lit. "Heavenly Gifted Soldier Clothing"), an incredible spiritual tool that is said to have been handed down from the Heavens. If they attain a captain seat in the Gotei 13, the Onmitsukidō are lead under that captaincy as well.