Miroku grandfather




English TV
  • Miyatsu
  • Grandfather (By Miroku)

Biographical information


Sucked into his own Kazaana





Physical information





Hair color


Skin color



Skills information


Spiritual powers



Manga Debut

Chapter 54

InuYasha Anime

Episode 16

Voice Actors

English VA

Kirby Morrow

Miyatsu (弥萢, みやつ) was the paternal grandfather of Miroku, who was the first in Miroku's family line to be cursed by Naraku to bear the Kazaana, which was eventually passed down the generations to Miroku's father and Miroku.

History Edit

Miyatsu had been fighting against the hanyō Naraku for years. Each time they fought, Naraku took on the form of a different person. During their last encounter, Naraku (At that time disguised as a woman) cursed Miyatsu with the Kazaana 50 years before Inuyasha's reawakening.

Miyatsu was also the one who first sealed Kaguya within her own mirror. He wrote down his encounter with her in his will and instructed Mushin to give it to the descendant of his that would defeat Naraku.[3]

He died after he was sucked into his Kazaana.

Personality Edit

According to Miroku, Miyatsu was, like his son and grandson, quite the ladies' man (A lecher).

Powers & Abilities Edit

  • Immense Spiritual Power: Though not often mentioned throughout the series, Miyatsu was depicted as having immense skill as a holy-man and powerful spiritual abilities. Naraku evidently feared his Spiritual Powers to such a point that he cursed him with the Kazaana.
  • Kazaana: The Kazaana, or Wind Tunnel, was a curse placed upon Miyatsu by Naraku that was to be 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 which sucked everything in range into it, creating a terrible sucking wind in the process. The Kazaana eventually grew to such a size that it sucked in its host, which doomed Miyatsu and Miroku's father. The Kazaana also suppressed some of its host's spiritual powers.

Weapons Edit

  • 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.

References Edit

InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
Locations: Mount Fuji  •  Dream Castle  •  Forest of Illusion  •  Shrine of the Mirror of Life
Lakes: Lake Kawaguchi  •  Lake Motosu  •  Lake Sai  •  Lake Shōji  •  Lake Yamanaka
Princess Kaguya
Allies: Kagura  •  Kanna  •  Orochi
Enemies: Miyatsu  •  Naraku  •  Inuyasha
Equipment: Celestial Robe  •  Mirror of Life
Five Items: Jeweled Branch of Hōrai  •  Swallow's Cowrie Shell  •  Jewel of the Dragon's Neck  •  Stone Begging Bowl of Buddha  •  Robe of the Fire-Rat
Incarnations KannaKaguraGoshinkiJūrōmaruKagerōmaruMusōInfantHakudōshiByakuyaAkagane
Rejected parts Unnamed incarnationHair monsterEye monsterOnigumo (reabsorbed)
Allies SaimyōshōSesshōmaru (formerly)TsubakiHakushinShichinintaiAbiTekkeiMōryōmaruMirror demonMagatsuhi
Enemies KikyōInuyashaKagome HigurashiMiyatsuMiroku's fatherMirokuSangoKohakuKōgaSesshōmaruKaguyaMōryōmaruHitomikoKansukeKaedeMidoriko
Miscellaneous Shikon no TamaKazaanaOnigumo's caveNaraku's castleMount Hakurei