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Miroku's father (弥勒の父) was the son of Miyatsu and father of Miroku, the second monk in Miroku's line to inherit both a lecherous personality and the curse of the Wind Tunnel from his father.

History

When Miroku was still a young boy, his father told him that his grandfather Miyatsu battled Naraku as in disguised of a beautiful woman as he pierced his right hand as the abyssal hole that cursed him. Later, he witnessed his father being killed after being sucked into his own Wind Tunnel, leaving him in the care of his late father's close friend, the drunken monk Mushin. A grave was made for him outside of Mushin's temple in the crater where his Wind Tunnel consumed him.

During the story

In an illusion cast by Naraku during the final battle, Sango and Miroku were taken back to this same moment in Miroku's childhood to witness the death of his father. This event planted the fear in Sango that her love, Miroku, would suffer the same violent fate.

Personality

Like all males in his family, Miroku's father has lecherous habits.

Powers & Abilities

  • Immense Buddhist Power: Though not often mentioned throughout the series, Miroku's father was depicted as having immense skill as a holy-man and powerful spiritual abilities.
  • Kazaana: The Wind Tunnel is a curse placed upon his father by Naraku that is passed down through the male line in his family. The curse pierced the palm of the monk and resulted in a black hole or void into another dimension which sucks everything into it, creating a terrible sucking wind in the process. The Wind Tunnel also suppresses some of his Spiritual Powers, as it was his father's power that Naraku feared.

Weapons

  • Sacred sutras: These "Jufu Talismans" were strips of paper upon which special prayers have been written and prayed over, imbuing them with spiritual power and energy against specific evil. Each sutra had a special prayer, and thus was tailored for a specific purpose such as general protection, good luck, safe travel, removing a ghost or spirit, or sealing off a demon or spirit. Miyatsu's family (and many other monks) used them in their work to "exorcise" ghosts and demons from locations and people alike.
  • Shakujō: In Japan, the Shakujō Staff is still used by monks, pilgrims, and practitioners of Shugendou (a school of Buddhism teaching spiritual practices in the mountains). A yamabushi or mountain priest may use it for magic or exorcism. In the Shingon and Tendai sects, the Shakujō is used as a ritual object in special ceremonies, much like the Tibetan Dorje.

Media appearances

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Anime

Naraku
Incarnations KannaKaguraGoshinkiJūrōmaruKagerōmaruMusōInfantHakudōshiByakuyaAkagane
Rejected parts Unnamed incarnationHair monsterEye monsterOnigumo (reabsorbed)Kugutsu
Allies SaimyōshōSesshōmaru (formerly)TsubakiHakushinShichinintaiAbiTekkeiMōryōmaruMirror demonMagatsuhi
Enemies KikyōInuyashaKagome HigurashiMiyatsuMiroku's fatherMirokuSangoKiraraKohakuKōgaSesshōmaru (currently)KaguyaMōryōmaruHitomikoKansukeKaedeMidorikoRinJakenA-Un
Miscellaneous Shikon no TamaKazaanaOnigumo's caveNaraku's castleMount Hakurei
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