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The sacred tree that protects Inazuma towers proudly over the Grand Narukami Shrine. Its offshoots can be found all over the land.
In the past, the Inazumans be believed that the Sacred Sakura would cleanse the land of its impurity through the Thunder Sakura, defending the safety of earth and water alike.
The Sacred Sakura bestows Electrograna as its envoys to travelers that it favors, helping them to conquer adversity.

The Sacred Sakura (Japanese: 神櫻 Shin'ou) is a tree located at the Grand Narukami Shrine in Inazuma. All of the Sakura Blooms around Inazuma have fallen from the Sacred Sakura.

Offering Electro Sigils to the Sacred Sakura's Favor will increase the level to provide rewards and upgrade Electrograna. Every 25 Electro Sigils will raise the level by one. If the Traveler has sufficient Electro Sigils for multiple levels, they will be automatically used to reach the corresponding level.

Lore

The Sacred Sakura is a tree that represents the power of the Electro Archon. Its roots have spread extensively throughout Inazuma, and the Thunder Sakura were grafted from its side branches. The Sacred Sakura and the Thunder Sakura remove evil and purify the land by absorbing filth into its roots. However, the accumulated filth in the roots does not dissipate on its own, so it is necessary to routinely perform a Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual to purify the filth.[1]

The Sacred Sakura grew from a seed given from Makoto to Ei after Ei's present-day duel against the Shogun within Makoto's realm of consciousness. Having been unable to slowly ease Ei into the role of Electro Archon before her death in Khaenri'ah during the cataclysm 500 years ago, Makoto inserted a portion of her consciousness into the Musou Isshin, waiting for the day Ei could draw on its power and release her consciousness. Within this realm, the seed Ei planted retroactively took root in Inazuma's past, allowing it to grow so it could protect Inazuma while Ei eased into her role naturally. Ei speculates that Makoto's plan involved a "higher power," Istaroth.[2]

Trivia

  • In the Version 2.0 Special Program, Xiao Luohao, Head of the Creative Concept and Writing Team, explains that the design of the Sakura tree is based on Himorogi (Japanese: 神籬) beliefs and symbolizes Ei's protection over Inazuma. Moreover, the design took inspiration from the quaking aspen tree, namely how the roots of many trees are interconnected and are actually part of one giant tree.[3]
  • It is possible that the Sacred Sakura is sentient.
    • Hanachirusato mentions the tree is telling her of its agony and that the Sacred Sakura can tell the one performing the Cleansing Ritual apart from other things and help the performer by creating opportunities for them to attack its tumor.[4]

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Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishSacred Sakura
Chinese
(Simplified)
神樱
Shényīng
Divine Sakura
Chinese
(Traditional)
神櫻
Shényīng
Japaneseしんおう
Shin'ou[5]
Divine Sakura
Korean신성한 벚나무
Sinseong-han Beotnamu
Sacred Cherry Tree
SpanishCerezo SagradoSacred Cherry Tree
FrenchCerisier sacréSacred Cherry Tree
RussianСвященная сакура
Svyashchennaya sakura
Sacred Sakura
ThaiSacred Sakura
VietnameseAnh Đào Thần
GermanHeilige SakuraHoly Sakura
IndonesianSacred Sakura
PortugueseSakura SagradaSacred Sakura

Change History

Released in Version 2.0

References

  1. World Quest Series: Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual
  2. Story Quest, Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter, Act II: Radiant Sakura
  3. YouTube: Version 2.0 Special Progam (Timestamp: 31m)
  4. World Quest, Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual: Yougou Cleansing
  5. Traveler's Japanese Voice-Over: 緋櫻毬について…

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