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Asuke is a character featured in Shadow of the Road. She is Toshiro's mother and is a member of Satoru's team. Through her son, she can be transformed into the

powerful arachnid yokai known Jorōgumo.


Asuke conceived Toshiro with an unknown man. She was later forced to marry Kenjiro who constantly abused her. Knowing he was no good for her, she chose to stay with him in order to live a "peaceful" life in the countryside. Both of them raised Toshiro through he was never able to fulfill Kenjiro's expectations. At the age of 9, her son was forced to join a monastery as an apprentice.