See also: Shikioni

Paper shikigami

Shikigami (式神しきがみ, "Ceremony God") are a kind of spirit summoned to serve a practitioner of onmyōdō. Some are used as charms for good fortune, some are used as amulets for protection, and some are used as curses. Shikigami usually remain invisible or disguised to human eyes, although those with spiritual powers can normally perceive them. Their power is connected to the spiritual force of their master, and they can take a variety of human or animal forms, possess or bewitch people, and even cause bodily harm or death.

Throughout the Series

In InuYasha, the shikigami came in the form of Tsubaki's serpent and Kikyō's two girl-shaped attendants, Kochō and Asuka.

They were also used by Momiji and Botan to send small paper-sized men towards Inuyasha and his crew. When they returned with a hair strand from Inuyasha and Kagome, the priestesses were able to transforms two of their shikigami into larger versions of Inuyasha and Kagome. These shikigami were able to somewhat replicate Inuyasha and Kagome's powers. However, the transformed Shikigami were unable to replicate the powers of items they were carrying.[1]

In Yashahime, Konton have the shikigami for the Tao magic with his servants Wind Lion and Thunder Lion, even to create the a giant Blue Ogre that ended up devouring his head.



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  1. InuYasha anime; Episode 63

See also

Yōkai Badger yōkai  •  Bakeitachi  •  Bat yōkai  •  Bear yōkai (Polar Bear yōkai)  •  Bird yōkai (Demon birds)  •  Boar yōkai  •  Bull yōkai  •  Horse yōkai  •  Kappa  •  Kawauso  •  Lizard yōkai  •  Monkey yōkai  •  Oni  •  Ox yōkai  •  Oyster yōkai  •  Qilin yōkai  •  Rat yōkai (Fire-rat)  •  Root yōkai  •  Shinidamachū  •  Tree yōkai  •  Turtle yōkai (Meiōjū)
Canines Dog yōkai  •  Kitsune  •  Tanuki  •  Wild dog yōkai  •  Wolf yōkai
Felines Cat yōkai  •  Bakeneko  •  Nekomata  •  Leopard cat yōkai  •  Tiger yōkai  •  Wildcat yōkai
Insects Flea yōkai  •  Mantis yōkai  •  Moth yōkai (Yōkai moth)  •  Ōmukade  •  Parasite  •  Saimyōshō  •  Spider yōkai (Kumogashira)  •  Steel wasps
Other Human  •  Hanyō  •  Ghost  •  Specter  •  Dragon  •  Kami  •  Demigod  •  Shikigami  •  Kugutsu