The Jewelled Branch of Hōrai was cast in Lake Shōji with the verse:
I ventured to see if what I had heard was true, with this jeweled branch with leaves so real. T'was nothing more than an empty promise.
Makoto ka to kikite mitsureba kotonoha o kazareru tama no eda ni zo arikeru
- The Jewelled Branch of Hōrai is based on the one in The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (竹取物語, "Taketori Monogatari").
- Hōrai is further explored in InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island.