The abyssal hole that I cursed you with shall be passed down to your children, and their children, so long as I live. Each generation shall thus be cursed until no one remains.


The Kazaana (風穴かざあな, "Wind Hole"), also known as the Wind Tunnel, was a curse placed on Miroku's grandfather by Naraku, and it would go on to become Miroku's most famous technique. It appeared to be a black hole shaped on a person's palm. Once every year the wind tunnel grew larger and the wind became more powerful until eventually it swallowed up the unfortunate wielder. It has been shown that the wind tunnel can be damaged and expanded unnaturally.


Miroku's grandfather had his hand pierced by Naraku, who had disguised himself as a beautiful woman. After being branded with the curse, Naraku told him it would pass throughout every male in his entire family so long as he was alive. Soon after his son was born, and during in his childhood, he was told by his father of his curse, until the Wind Tunnel swallowed him up as it developed over the years, and he was stopped from coming to his aid by Miyatsu's apprentice, who didn't want him to suffer the same fate as his father. Also, when Miroku was a child, the tunnel swallowed his father up and he was stopped from coming to his aid by his father's friend Mushin, who didn't want him to suffer the same fate as his father.

After meeting Inuyasha for the first time and battling him, Miroku showed him his Wind Tunnel and after telling him his story on how he got it, Miroku helped him and his friends by using it to suck up many demons, minus the poison-bearing ones like Saimyōshō and others.

When Naraku faked his own death in a bid to trap Kaguya, his demonic aura was reduced to the point where the Wind Tunnel disappeared. However, once he returned, so too did the Wind Tunnel. After they destroyed Kaguya's body and become immortal heavenly being, and before Naraku become immortal, Inuyasha sliced him with the Wind Scar and Miroku uses his Wind Tunnel to suck Kaguya inside that this is for his grandfather's.[3] After Miroku sucked Byakko, he still use it to move the Wind Tunnel from one place to another to suck two more demon ninjas Seiryū and Genbu before he suck the last one: Suzaku.[4] Once Miroku's Wind Tunnel had reached its limit, he was forced to use it sparingly. However, when Naraku's body had been loss by Sesshōmaru's Bakusaiga, it started to close.

Miroku uses it for final time to suck up some of Naraku's miasma stones, in order to save Rikichi and an old man. After Naraku died when his soul, since he was physically killed by Inuyasha's Meidō Zangetsuha, was purified by Kagome's sacred arrow and disappeared forever from the material world, the curse was finally lifted and the Wind Tunnel disappeared for good, allowing Miroku's life to be spared.

Hanyō no Yashahime[]

Miroku admits he relied too much on the Kazaana in his youth and misses having its power at his disposal to deal with troublesome demons. While he fights with the Ne no Kubi and the Full Moon Raccoon Dog, he feels powerless without the Kazaana since Naraku was defeated.[5][6] It's because of this Miroku decided to train for 1000 days to obtain spiritual power that could rival it.[7] As Miroku encounters Kirinmaru's older sister Zero disguised as Otsuyu, she told him that the truth is, he still seem to long for his Wind Tunnel, before she uses her staff to shoot the Azusa no Yumihari on him to steal his sealing powers for Setsuna.[8]

Uses and effects[]

Although the Wind Tunnel was initially brought about as a curse, those afflicted with it have been able to tune this weakness into a strength. When fully exposed, the Wind Tunnel inhaled whatever was within range and banished it to a different dimension. Although Miroku could clear out large troops of demons this way, if he inhaled too much demonic power at once, he became tired to an equal extent.



Miroku began bleeding from his eyes and mouth after sucking in Naraku's miasma for an extended period.

  • If someone cursed with the Wind Tunnel sucks in too much poison, they will expel a large amount of blood; likely their body's way of trying to get the poison out of their system.
    • As a result of the internal damage from very strong poison, they cannot handle sucking in the poison of weaker demons, causing them great pain.
  • According to the official guide book Zusetsutaizan Ōgikaiden (translated as InuYasha Profiles), Miroku's Kazaana can suck up to 600–700kg massive objects. Takahashi also added that if there is no obstacle during the functioning, the Kazaana would probably work more effective than usual. However, when compared with Inuyasha's Kaze no Kizu, whose maximum height of attacking enemies is up to 80 feet from the ground, the Wind Tunnel can suck up things which are 100 feet from the ground.
  • In the anime, originally, when Miroku opened the Kazaana, a flash of light would illuminate, perhaps meaning the seal coming undone. During the Final Act, purple energy surrounds the Kazaana's opening. Also, how the wind pulls in has changed; in the Final Act, it spirals inward, but before it did not.
  • In InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time, the yōkai Ruri copies the Kazaana and later loses control of it. Her death demonstrated how Miroku's grandfather and father were killed when their Kazaana eventually breached the confines of their palms.
  • While the Kazaana was purposefully inflicted to bequeath eternal suffering upon Miyatsu’s bloodline, it seems it was also designed to suppress the host’s spiritual powers to a certain extent; broadening its purpose. Not just to execrate generational misfortune, but also limit Miyatsu’s spiritual powers as well as the powers of his own bloodline to a degree where they wouldn’t pose a true threat to him.
  • In the manga adaptation of Yashahime, Tōtetsu has one in his belly, which is why he can suck in so much stuff. He willingly accepted the curse, finding delight in his inevitable doom will take victims with him as well. Moreover, in Miroku's right hand remaiden a scar of it.



  1. InuYasha anime; Episode 16
  2. InuYasha The Final Act anime; Episode 25
  3. InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
  4. InuYasha anime; Episode 139
  5. Hanyō no Yashahime: Episode 1
  6. Hanyō no Yashahime: Episode 34
  7. Hanyō no Yashahime: Episode 13
  8. Hanyō no Yashahime: Episode 22
Incarnations KannaKaguraGoshinkiKagerōmaruJūrōmaruMusōInfantHakudōshiByakuyaAkagane
Rejected parts Unnamed incarnationHair monsterEye monsterOnigumo (reabsorbed)KugutsuKodoku
Allies SaimyōshōTsubo TsukaiSesshōmaru (formerly)Jaken (formerly)RyūkotsuseiTsubakiHakushinShichinintaiSalamanderEnteiAbiTekkeiMōryōmaru (formerly)GoraiMirror demonMagatsuhiDemon of the Shikon no Tama
Enemies InuyashaKagome HigurashiKikyōMiyatsuMiroku's fatherMirokuSangoKiraraKohakuKōgaGintaHakkakuKaiShintaSesshōmaru (currently)KaguyaMōryōmaru (currently)Hōsenki IHitomikoKansukeKaedeMidorikoShippōJaken (currently)RinA-UnJanis
Locations Onigumo's caveNaraku's castleMount HakureiNaraku's cave
Miscellaneous Shikon no TamaKazaanaOnigumo's caveNaraku's castleMount Hakurei