Tenjō-Name (天井なめ Tenjō-Name) is a reptilian yōkai and a resident of the Yōkai Apartments. He first appears in the Shonen Sunday story .
Tenjō-Name's favorite food is mold.
He is also quite skilled at shogi and even once made to the finals of a tournament against  Abura-Sumashi.
Tenjō-Name appeared primarily during the
Shonen Sunday run as a resident of the Yōkai Apartments, usually only as a background character.
He made a much more prominent appearance in the
Shinpen GeGeGe no Kitarō chapter , where he is brought in to lick up the mold outbreak caused by Tofu-Kozō Tofu-Kozō. When this proves too much even for him, a spoonful of his gastric acid is mixed with a tubful of water to create a mold-removing elixir to save the day.
Tenjō-Name appears in episode #28,
. He appears along with several other yōkai of the The Great Yōkai War GeGeGe Forest to help Kitarō fight off the Western Yōkai.
, Showa: A History of Japan NonNonBa tells young Mizuki about the Tenjō-Name when they spend the night at her hometown.
Abilities Licking: Tenjō-Name's long tongue can lick mold off of any surface.
Mold Eating Elixir: Mixing only a spoonful of his gastric acids with a tubful of water can create an elixir that can dissolve any mold.