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Tomb of the Shichinintai

Tomb of the Shichinintai

Shichinindzuka

Nihongo

七人塚

English TV

Tomb of the seven

Location information

Location

Japan

Status

Destroyed

Affiliation

Shichinintai

The Tomb of the Shichinintai (七人塚, "Shichinindzuka") was a cenotaph that was built near Mount Hakurei in order to calm the souls of the Shichinintai after they were executed.

HistoryEdit

After the Shichinintai were deemed too dangerous to exists, they were captured and beheaded by the united armies of the feudal lords in the region. A monument was constructed to ensure that their souls would be at peace and not seek vengeance. When Naraku resurrected the Shichinintai with the Shikon Jewel shards, the monument was destroyed. It was seen as an ill omen by the nearby villagers that disaster would befall them.

The priestess Kikyō inspected the tomb at the request of the villagers. She offered to purify the tomb for them, although it was merely to put them at ease since there was no trace of evil left there.[1]

After several members of the Shichinintai were killed again, Bankotsu brought the remains of Kyōkotsu and Mukotsu to the tomb and paid his respects to his fallen comrades.[2]

The orphans that Suikotsu had looked after left his home to live in the village that was near the tomb.[3]. They placed flowers over what was left of it in memory of their former caregiver.[4]

Manga vs. AnimeEdit

  • In the anime, there is a scene of Kohaku approaching the tomb with seven Shikon Jewel shards to revive each member of the Shichinintai.
  • The scenes of the tomb following Kikyō's inspection of it are not in the manga.

ReferencesEdit

  1. InuYasha anime; Episode 107
  2. InuYasha anime; Episode 115
  3. InuYasha anime; Episode 121
  4. InuYasha anime; Episode 125
Shichinintai
Members Bankotsu (leader)  •  Ginkotsu  •  Jakotsu  •  Kyōkotsu  •  Mukotsu  •  Renkotsu  •  Suikotsu
Weapons Banryū  •  Jakotsutō
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