Ms. Houtaiko is covered in bandages, like a mummy. The bandages on top of her head stick out in different directions and resemble hair, and one loose bandage hangs off by her side. She has a yellow beak and oval-shaped eyes. It is said that she takes off her bandages when she goes to sleep, but nobody knows what she really looks like underneath.
Ms. Houtaiko is calm and caring. She is very helpful towards the students and treats their injuries. In Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3, she states that she is good at giving advice about love.
On Virtual Pets
If the player tries to send their Tamagotchi to school after it closes, Ms. Houtaiko will appear to send them back home.
In the Anime
Tamagotchi: The Movie
Ms. Houtaiko appears as a background character. She can be seen at Tamagotchi School when the staff and students are preparing for a celebration.
Ms. Houtaiko appears in part 2 of episode 23, "Assemble! Ghost Busters". The students mistake her for a monster when they are exploring the school at night.
Houtaiko is a cross between 包帯 houtai and 子 ko. It may also be related to 太古 taiko, because of a similarity with mummies.