When used, Veil of Mist creates a thick mist that enshrouds the environment around Amaterasu and slows time down for a duration of four seconds. This ability is very useful, as Amaterasu can snatch this opportunity to attack demons at their weak points or reveal them, sneak by someone, traverse rapid mechanisms, etc. Also, during the final battle against Yami, if Veil of Mist is used, an apparition of Queen Himiko will appear and grant Amaterasu Spirit Globes, but only for a limited number of times. Himiko will always appear when using Veil of Mist, but each use will decreases the number of Spirit Globes bestowed by her prayer.
To use Veil of Mist, draw the mark = (two horizontal lines). Note that Veil of Mist's effect will only last for four seconds, and if its use overlaps an already lingering mist, the mist's duration will be restarted back to four second.
After Amaterasu acquired an Exorcism Arrow in the garden of the Imperial Palace during the miniature dungeon trip there, she unlocks a small clearing with cracked ground, and after destroying it with a Cherry Bomb, she finds herself in a cave filled with Platform Spiders traversing between alcoves and platforms in the cave. Down at its floor, Amaterasu found a crack on the Emperor's treasure box, and inside, she found a hanging flask. After cutting it down, she entered it, and inside is a thick mist emanating from the sake. Using Galestorm to blow the mist out, Amaterasu successfully summoned Kasugami, and the goddess grants her with Veil of Mist.
By buying the Fog Pot from the Emperor for 80 Demon Fangs, Amaterasu can use Mist Warp. By drawing an X over an Ultimate Origin Mirror, she can quickly warp to any location she had visited with an Ultimate Origin Mirror. Using this technique, Amaterasu can obtain two StrayBeads at normally inaccessible Rocky Areas.