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Inazuma (Japanese: 稲妻 Inazuma; Chinese: 稻妻 Dàoqī) is one of the seven nations in Teyvat. It is the city-state that worships Baal, the Electro Archon, who is also the leader of its governing body, the Inazuma Bakufu.

In the past year relative to the current events of the game, the situation in Inazuma has made a drastic turn towards isolationism, locked down under the Sakoku Decree. Baal also enacted the Vision Hunt Decree, declaring that Visions, as gifts from the gods, should be in the sole hands of divinity — and is now rounding up all Visions in Inazuma to inlay them in the hands of a statue of the Thousand-Armed, Hundred-Eyed God.[1]

Atsuko, an Inazuman who escaped to Liyue, describes the country as having a "tense" and "dangerous" environment and discourages traveling there; she also remarks that the Kanjobugyo conduct many assessments that citizens must pass in order to be given permission to leave Inazuma. She bypassed those assessments by making her own raft and fleeing to Liyue. However, the Fatui seem to be able to freely enter and exit due to their diplomatic immunity.[2]

Archon Quest Chapter II: Omnipresence Over Mortals takes place in this nation.

In the secluded land of the immortal Shogun, the Bakufu rules eternal. But what do mortals see of the eternity chased after by their god?

Dainsleif, Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail[3]

Areas

Name Description Picture
Yae Publishing House Referred to as a giant of the Inazuma publishing industry. It holds a competition called "This Novel Is Amazing!" periodically. Unknown.png
Uyuu Restaurant A restaurant referred to in Someone's Drifting Bottle. Unknown.png
Kannazuka Unknown.png
Tatarasuna, Kannazuka Revealed as a sneak peek in the Version 1.5 Special Program as: "The mountain surrounding the Mikage Furnace. Blossoms continue to bloom here, impervious to the effects of war." Tatarasuna Concept Art.jpg
Mikage Furnace, Tatarasuna, Kannazuka Revealed as a sneak peek in the Version 1.5 Special Program as: "The largest smelting facility in all the islands of Inazuma, surrounded by jagged, rocky terrain. War has brought production to a halt." Mikage Furnace Concept Art.jpg
Inazuma City, Narukami Island A city on the coast of Narukami Island which is home to the Tenshukaku. Unknown.png
Tenshukaku, Inazuma City, Narukami Island Revealed as a sneak peek in the Version 1.5 Special Program as: "The residence of the most exalted one in all of Inazuma. Standing tall on the highest point in the city, it watches over all under the Electro Archon's dominion." Tenshukaku Concept Art.jpg
Narukami Island Revealed as a sneak peek in the Version 1.5 Special Program as: "A sight witnessed by all inbound travelers to Inazuma. The Grand Narukami Shrine and Sacred Sakura on the mountain, and the city of Inazuma on the coast." Narukami Island Concept Art.jpg
Grand Narukami Shrine, Mt. Yougou, Narukami Island Described in a sneak peek in the Version 1.6 Special Program as: "Standing proudly on the summit of Mt. Yougou, the Grand Narukami Shrine nestles within the embrace of the cherry blossoms. It is the largest shrine within Inazuma's borders." Grand Narukami Shrine Concept Art.jpg
Yashiori Island Revealed as a sneak peek in the Version 1.5 Special Program as: "The skeleton of a great snake rests on this island. The presence of evil is palpable here." Yashiori Island Concept Art 1.jpg
Mt. Yougou, Narukami Island A mountain on Narukami Island, home to the Grand Narukami Shrine and Sacred Sakura. Unknown.png
Watatsumi Island Revealed as a sneak peek in the Version 1.6 Special Program as: "Plants and trees grow densely over Watatsumi Island. Their color is distinct from those in other islands." Watatsumi Island Concept Art.jpg
Seirai Island Revealed as a sneak peek in the Version 1.6 Special Program as: "An island where some disaster seems to have occurred. Its center is consumed by an eternal storm." Seirai Island Concept Art.jpg
Tsurumi Island Revealed as a sneak peek in the Version 1.6 Special Program as: "A mysterious island enshrouded in fog. No one has set foot here in many long years." Tsurumi Island Concept Art.jpg
Komore Teahouse A teahouse mentioned in the Version 1.6 Special Program. Unknown.png
Unnamed tree Mentioned as a sneak peek in the Version 1.6 Special Program as: "A giant hollow tree that grows in the mountains. The shape of its leaves resembles birds. The direction in which these leaves have grown displays their hunger for what little light gets through."
Unnamed area Mentioned as a sneak peek in the Version 1.6 Special Program as: "The plant life here has grown gnarled and unnatural from growing in uttermost darkness. Something twisted seems to be sealed here." Gloomy Area Concept Art.jpg
Naganohara Fireworks Mentioned on Genshin Twitter and bilibili.
Shiyuumatsu-Ban Mentioned on Genshin Twitter.
Hanamizaka Mentioned on Genshin English Twitter.

Characters

Playable characters

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4 Characters match the category selection:

Icon Name Rarity Element Weapon Sex Nation
Character Ayaka Thumb.png Ayaka 5 Stars Element Cryo.png Cryo Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Female Inazuma
Character Kazuha Thumb.png Kazuha 5 Stars Element Anemo.png Anemo Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Male Inazuma
Character Sayu Thumb.png Sayu Element Anemo.png Anemo Female Inazuma
Character Yoimiya Thumb.png Yoimiya Element Pyro.png Pyro Weapon-class-bow-icon.png Bow Female Inazuma

Mentioned characters

4 Characters match the category selection:

Icon Name Rarity Element Weapon Sex Nation
50px Ako Domeki Inazuma
50px Ayato Male Inazuma
Character Scaramouche Thumb.png Scaramouche Male Snezhnaya
Character Yae Thumb.png Yae Female[4] Inazuma

Trivia

In-game

  • According to Chang the Ninth, a competition called "This Novel Is Amazing!" is held periodically in Inazuma, by the Yae Publishing House, a giant of the Inazuma publishing industry.[5]
  • According to Xu, a novel called "A Legend of Sword" is "all the rage in Inazuma right now." It was written by an author in Liyue, although the exact person is unknown to the residents of Inazuma. The author is revealed to be Xingqiu in one of his stories.[5]
  • Much like real-life Japan, Inazuma has been hinted as an island only reachable by water. It has been mentioned that there are sailors with boats bound to Inazuma in Liyue Harbor.
  • According to Barbara, there are blue trees that exist by the sea shore near Inazuma City.[6]
  • In the trailer Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail,[3] under the title of the quest Omnipresence Over Mortals, there is a line written in Teyvat's Latin script. It reads "Perpetua perennis impervia" which translates to "Perpetual, perennial, impervious."
  • In the Chinese Version 1.5 Special Program, Yae mentions that she brought two baskets of the best-growing Sea Ganoderma (Chinese: 海灵芝) for Ganyu to try. This may be a local specialty from the region.[7]

Etymology

  • Inazuma is inspired by Japan. The name of the nation "Inazuma" (Japanese: 稲妻 Inadzuma) means "lightning" in Japanese.
    • The Japanese word has two coexisting spellings in Modern Japanese: いなづま inadzuma (using づ, tsu with dakuten) and いなずま inazuma (using ず, su with dakuten). Since dzu and zu are pronounced identically in Modern Japanese,[8] many speakers today spell it with zu despite the proper spelling being with dzu.[9] The game officially uses the zu spelling (いなずま), meaning it should be romanized as "Inazuma" and not "Inadzuma."
  • The Sakoku Decree of Inazuma and collection of Visions parallels the real-life sakoku policy under the Japanese Tokugawa shogunate.
  • The Inazuma Bakufu, the ruling body of the country, is a direct reference to the same government used under the Japanese shogunate.
  • The Inazuman Emblem consists of traditional Japanese elements.
    • At the center of the emblem lies a torii, the sacred gate of a Shinto shrine.
    • Inside the torii gate, there is an Electro symbol, based on a mitsudomoe. Raijin, God of Thunder, often carries drums with mitsudomoe symbols.
    • The rounded rectangles seen at the both sides of the torii are called suyari-gasumi and represent clouds, fog, or haze in traditional Japanese paintings and woodblock prints.
    • Under the torii gate, three comma-shaped jewels are illustrated. Among these magatama beads, the most important one is Yasakani no Magatama, one of the three Imperial Regalia of Japan and the symbol of benevolence.
    • A sakura (cherry) blossom crowns the torii gate. In Japanese culture, it usually represents the aesthetics of mono no aware (Japanese: もののあはれ "the pathos of things"), or the awareness of impermanence, ephemeral beauty, and the gentle sadness of things. But considering the in-game Inazuman ideal "eternity",[10] in this case the sakura blossom may symbolize the "endless cycle of death and rebirth".[11]

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References

  1. Zhongli's dialogue in The Fond Farewell
  2. Tartaglia's Letters to Home mention sending souvenirs from Inazuma, while the letter was written during his stay in Liyue. Because Tartaglia arrived in Liyue shortly before the Traveler did, it can be assumed he traveled there from Inazuma.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail
  4. Genshin Impact EN New Years tweet
  5. 5.0 5.1 Commission This Novel Is Amazing!
  6. Barbara's Voice-overs, "Anything to share..."
  7. 1.5 Special Program (Chinese)
  8. Some dialects preserve the difference between the two sounds.
  9. As per proper 連濁れんだく (rendaku) rules in 現代げんだい仮名かなづか Gendai Kanadzukai, "Modern kana orthography"; the first syllable of tsuma is tsu, therefore it should exhibit sequential voicing and become dzu
  10. According to Zhongli during The Fond Farewell
  11. The Japan Times. Ephemeral bliss: Castles in bloom

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