Inazuma (/ˌinəˈz(j)uːmə/, /iˈnɑːzumə/) (Japanese: 稲妻 Inazuma) is one of the seven nations in Teyvat. It is an archipelago nation that worships the Raiden Shogun, the Electro Archon, who is also the leader of its governing body, the Inazuma Shogunate. Inazuma is located approximately 4 km southeast from Liyue Harbor.
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 related 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.
Atsuko, an Inazuman who defected to Liyue, describes the country as having a "tense" and "dangerous" environment and discourages traveling there; she also remarks that the Kanjobugyo, one of the Tri-Commission, 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.
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?
Inazuma features many Electro-based mechanics and environmental hazards, including:
- Electrograna, which can be collected from Thunder Sakura Boughs and is key for solving puzzles and protecting against the negative effects of Inazuma's environmental hazards.
- Balethunder, a Climate condition that drains HP and is found in certain parts of Inazuma.
- Electro Water, an environmental hazard that massively drains HP and is found in certain parts of Inazuma.
- Tatarigami, a state of constant thunderstorms found throughout Yashiori Island until a certain quest is completed.
- Thunder Sakura, a tree that periodically sends down lightning in any weather until a certain quest is completed.
- Thunderstones, a stone that deals damage to anyone inside a Thunder Barrier.
- Thunder Spheres, an exploration object that allows for fast air travel along predefined paths.
- Puzzles such as Lightning Strike Probes, Electro Current Puzzles, Cube Devices, and Sacred Stone Puzzles.
- A Nation Closed by Thunder, a special Climate condition that limits the player from freely entering or exiting Inazuma without the use of Teleport Waypoints.
|Inazuma City, Narukami Island||Inazuma's most lively and prosperous area, where most of Inazuma's population lives. From Hanamizaka to the streets of the city, you can follow the trail to visit local traditional shops and sample Inazuma specialties.
At the top of Inazuma City is Tenshukaku, where the Raiden Shogun resides and rules over Inazuma.
|Ritou, Narukami Island||To properly explore the realm of the Shogun during this time of the Sakoku Decree, you must first pass the checkpoint in Ritou.
Ritou is under the jurisdiction of the Kanjou Commission and people need various documents to be granted passage. However, to get the necessary Travel Permit, you have to go through a very complicated procedure and have the right connections.
Without the Travel Permit, you can only stop briefly in Ritou. You will see other outlanders who are also stuck there, together looking out upon the desolate landscape of the fishing village with red maples and green roof tiles.
|Konda Village, Narukami Island||A small village located outside of Inazuma City.|
|Chinju Forest, Narukami Island||A tranquil and mysterious forest located at the foot of Mt. Yougou.
Here one can find Tanuki statues everywhere, torii gates scattered throughout the forest, and abandoned shrines hidden in the depths... Like a flowing river, they tell of legends meandering into a forgotten past.
Rumor has it that when walking in Chinju Forest, you may encounter mysterious beings who like to play pranks...
|Mt. Yougou, Narukami Island||A mountain on Narukami Island, home to the Grand Narukami Shrine and Sacred Sakura.|
|Grand Narukami Shrine, Mt. Yougou, Narukami Island||The largest shrine in Inazuma, located at the peak of Mt. Yougou. It is dedicated to Her Excellency, the Almighty Narukami Ogosho.
For those who have wishes, they can climb to the top of the mountain one step at a time. For those who have gained the favor of Electro, they can use the Thunder Spheres to fly up and reach the shrine surrounded by the huge Sacred Sakura Tree. The Sacred Sakura is in constant bloom, symbolizing the eternity of Narukami.
After passing through the many torii gates, find the shrine maiden to draw a fortune slip and ask for Narukami's blessing.
|Tatarasuna, Kannazuka||Legend has it that Kannazuka means "the hill where no gods reside." Until now, Kannazuka is disputed territory between the Shogunate and Sangonomiya.
Kannazuka has a mountainous terrain with high steep cliffs. In the midst of the rocky outcrops lies Mikage Furnace, the largest smelting facility in Inazuma. This is where Jade Steel is made, a rare material that is used in Inazuma to forge swords.
|Kujou Encampment, Kannazuka||The Shogunate's military camp in Kannazuka.
There will always be an irreconcilable conflict between the people of Narukami who believe in the Raiden Shogun and the people of Sangonomiya who believe in Watatsumi Omikami. The strife between both parties has only worsened since the Vision Hunt Decree was enforced.
To put down the Sangonomiya rebellion, the Tenryou Commission has stationed the Shogun's Army here. Compared to the Sangonomiya forces, the Shogun's Army has more troops, is better trained, and is well-equipped. Victory seems assured for the latter.
|Nazuchi Beach, Kannazuka||Located between Yashiori Island and Kannazuka, Nazuchi Beach is a place ravaged by war. On the shallow coast, apart from Violet Ibis looking for a place to rest, there are torn flags and broken arrows of prior battles, as well as broken masts and shattered deck of shipwrecks.
As a result of the war, pirates and ronin infest the place searching for loot. Even the rare Dendrobium blooms in this place...
|Musoujin Gorge, Yashiori Island||This narrow and majestic rift valley runs through the eastern part of Yashiori Island.
This extraordinary sight is no natural formation, but rather is the result of the fight in which the Electro Archon slayed the giant serpent. The rift valley is named after the Musou no Hitotachi, a testament to the Electro Archon's skilled swordsmanship.
To this day, the remains of the giant serpent are still scattered throughout Yashiori Island. The Tatarigami that emerged from this god's remains seem to be awakening...
|Serpent's Head, Yashiori Island||Of the giant serpent that was defeated by the Electro Archon with the Musou no Hitotachi, only its weather-bleached remains are left today.
Although its skull still looks up at the sky defiantly, the god is already dead, and so the name of "Watatsumi Omikami" is gradually being forgotten.
Even if the giant serpent is long dead, you can still clearly feel the traces of its power left behind. Under the influence of the Tatarigami, Yashiori Island has been deserted by its inhabitants. What can be seen on the island are just endless rain and thunderstorms trying to wash away the remnants of the past.
Points of Interest
|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."|
|Sacred Sakura, Mt. Yougou, Narukami Island||Sakura Tree located in the Grand Narukami Shrine.|
|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."|
|Komore Teahouse, Inazuma City, Narukami Island||A teahouse mentioned in the Version 1.6 Special Program owned by Taroumaru, where only people who are approved by the Kamisato Clan are allowed to enter.|
|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."|
|Depths of Mt. Yougou, Narukami Island||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."|
|Uyuu Restaurant||A restaurant referred to in Someone's Drifting Bottle and located in Hanamizaka.|
|Hanamizaka||The market district and residential area located in Inazuma City.|
|Naganohara Fireworks||A firework shop in Hanamizaka owned by Yoimiya and the Naganohara Family.|
|Shuumatsuban||Mentioned on Genshin Twitter.|
|Sangonomiya Shrine||A shrine located on Watatsumi Island.|
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- A competition called "This Novel Is Amazing!" is held periodically in Inazuma, by the Yae Publishing House, a giant of the Inazuma publishing industry.
- It's possible to use Ayaka's abilities to reach Inazuma before you're supposed to. If you do this, you will be teleported back once you reach a certain proximity to Inazuma similar to an out of bounds area.
- 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.
- Much like real-life Japan, Inazuma is currently only reachable by the sea around the islands. 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.
- In the trailer Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail, 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."
- Kaedehara Kazuha is the first playable character from Inazuma in the global release.
- Kamisato Ayaka was available in a closed beta test version of the game, but wasn't released as part of the global release of the game until Version 2.0.
- The storm barrier that was created as part of the Sakoku Decree is encountered as the climate A Nation Closed by Thunder when attempting to enter or leave Inazuma via ice bridging or Waverider. When players are too far in the storm barrier, they are teleported to Liyue Harbor if they tried to enter Inazuma or Ritou if they tried to exit Inazuma. This means that the only way to get to Inazuma for the first time is through the quest Setting Sail (Archon Quest Chapter II, Act I: The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia), during which the Teleport Waypoint at the docks of Ritou will be automatically unlocked, and the only way to enter and leave Inazuma afterwards is through activated Teleport Waypoints (including Portable Waypoints), Statues of The Seven, and Domains.
- Celestia cannot be seen from Inazuma, unlike how it can be seen from Mondstadt and Liyue.
- 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 づ dzu and ず zu are pronounced identically in Modern Japanese, many speakers today spell it with ず zu despite the proper spelling being with づ dzu. The game officially uses the ず 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 Shogunate, 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", in this case the sakura blossom may symbolize the "endless cycle of death and rebirth".
- The design and theme of the Watatsumi Island is the amalgamation of the Ryukyuan religion (indigenous belief system of southwestern islands in Japan) endorsed by the Ryukyu Kingdom (1429–1879; its capital was in Okinawa) and the sea-god Watatsumi mythology in mainland Japan, as the divine sea realm Nirai Kanai in Ryukyu and the sea dragon palace Ryuuguu-jou in the mainland are often identified with each other.
- Names used in the Tsurumi Island are based on the Ainu language, spoken by the Ainu people, an indigenous people in now the northern part of Japan (such as Hokkaido Island) and now the southeasternmost part of Russia (such as Sakhalin Island).
- Kamisato Ayaka's dialogue in With You
- Kaedehara Kazuha's Story 1
- Zhongli's dialogue in The Fond Farewell
- 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.
- Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail
- Commission This Novel Is Amazing!
- Barbara's Voice-overs, "Anything to share..."
- Some dialects preserve the difference between the two sounds.
- As per proper 連濁 (rendaku) rules in 現代仮名遣い Gendai Kanadzukai, "Modern kana orthography"; the first syllable of 妻 tsuma is つ tsu, therefore it should exhibit sequential voicing and become づ dzu.
- According to Zhongli during The Fond Farewell
- The Japan Times. Ephemeral bliss: Castles in bloom