Kokkuri claims that, when he was young, he was worshipped as a god at his shrine. He claims that he was needed, but as times progressed, the common people that once believed in him began to fade. After the shrine was demolished, he also lost his home. Kokkuri has already known Kohina from before he started to haunt her. As Kohina was the only one to often visit the shrine that remained for him, even in its ruined state. It is unknown whether Kokkuri has known Kohina from her previous lives however a scene in the last episode has indicated that he might have known her from way back then.