After the Shichinintai were deemed too dangerous to exist, 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.
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.