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This page lists significant objects in the Len'en Project, in order of appearance.

Danmaku Toys[edit]

弾幕だんまく玩具がんぐ
Danmaku Toys
Danmaku Weapons
Yabusame Houlen's "Dimensional Fragments"
Yabusame Houlen's "Dimensional Fragments"
Creator Tsubakura Enraku & Kuroji Shitodo
Type Weapon
Possessor Various characters
Appearances
Official Games

Danmaku Toys (弾幕玩具, Danmaku Gangu), or Danmaku Weapons (弾幕兵器, Danmaku Heiki), is a type of weapon used to fire danmaku used by the outsiders introduced in Evanescent Existence.

General Information[edit]

Not much is known about Danmaku Toys, except that Tsubakura Enraku made most of them.[1] In addition, it is known that Aoji Shitodo gained the ability to fire danmaku without their danmaku toy after arriving at Mugenri, although it is unknown if this applies to all the outsiders.[2]

Currently, known danmaku weapons include:

Eye of Senri[edit]

闡裡せんりひとみ
Eye of Senri
Tsurubami Senri, seen with multiple Eyes of Senri
Tsurubami Senri in Evanescent Existence, whose design features multiple Eyes of Senri
Creator Unknown
Type Sacred Treasure(?)
Possessor Senri Shrine
Appearances
Official Games

The Eye of Senri (闡裡の瞳, Senri no Hitomi) is a mysterious item that is commonly used as a symbolic motif related to the Senri Shrine and its priests. The Eye of Senri is commonly depicted as a semicircle facing downwards, with a smaller black semicircle on top of the larger white one. A variation of the eye shows a full circle design instead, with the upper semicircle on top being white or black.

General Information[edit]

Not much is known about the Eye of Senri, and when asked about it, JynX said that it is a secret for now.[4]

Taira no Fumikado wanted to use the Eye of Senri when building the homunculus body for Taira no Masakado, implying that it may be an actual eye or pair of eyes that contains some sort of power.[5] During Tsubakura Enraku's Bad Ending in Earthen Miraculous Sword, Yabusame Houlen compares Tsubakura's hat, which they apparently received from Tsurubami Senri after the events of Evanescent Existence, to the Tasouken, implying that it is a sacred treasure as well. It is unclear whether this refers to the entire hat, or just the eye that newly appeared on Tsubakura's hat in this game.

In Book of the Cafe, many combat units of the ??? race (namely the Causality-Severing Steels, Iron Hammers of Binding, Bullets of Discord, Arms of Deceit, Hammers of Sealing, Bullets of Enmity, Staves of Rememberance and Phony Miracle Cures) all feature a single Eye of Senri on their design, which moves as if it were a real eye. Although whether they are actually used for vision, as well as whether they actually are Eyes of Senri or merely modelled after them, remains unknown.

Background Information[edit]

The Eye of Senri may have been derived from the Japanese word for clairvoyance (千里眼, senri-gan, "thousand-mile eye"), with which it shares the pronunciation of "senri", albeit using different kanji.

Two-dimensional Cloth[edit]

二次元にじげんぬの
Two-dimensional Cloth
The Two-dimensional Cloth, as it appears in Book of the Cafe
The Two-dimensional Cloth, as it appears in Book of the Cafe
Creator Tsubakura Enraku
Type Cloth
Possessor Yabusame Houlen
Appearances
Official Games

The Two-dimensional Cloth (二次元の布) is a piece of cloth with zero thickness made by Tsubakura Enraku, which they gave to Yabusame Houlen to prevent them from flying off into another dimension on a whim.

General Information[edit]

Not much else is known about the two-dimensional cloth, but it is notable that Yabusame was seemingly able to enter an alternate-dimension version of Mugenri in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle's tutorial, which implies that Yabusame either took it off during the scenario, or that it doesn't work exactly as intended.

Ame-no-Hazuchi[edit]

あめ羽槌はづち
Ame-no-Hazuchi
Sukune Katano, wielding the Ame-no-Hazuchi
Sukune Katano in Earthen Miraculous Sword, holding the Ame-no-Hazuchi
Creator Sukune Katano
Type Hammer-shaped bottle opener
Possessor Sukune Katano
Appearances
Official Games

The Ame-no-Hazuchi (天ノ羽槌) is a hammer made by Sukune Katano, who sometimes carries it along with them.

General Information[edit]

Not much is known about the Ame-no-Hazuchi, except that it is a hammer with a bottle opener attached to one side of its head. The hammer face has the kanji kon () written on it, which is one of the Eight Trigrams and is associated with the earth, likely a reference to Sukune's job as an artisan who mainly works with clay.

Background Information[edit]

The name of the hammer likely comes from the historical Japanese text the Kogo Shūi (古語拾遺), a record of the Imbe clan's history written down according to orally transmitted material.

One possible candidate is the Ame-no-Habakiri (天羽々斬, Lit. "heavenly feathers sword"), a sword mentioned in the text to have been wielded by the god Susanoo to slay the serpentine monster Yamata no Orochi. "Haba" (羽々) is believed to mean "great serpent", thus the sword's name means the "Heavenly Sword of Great Serpent Slicing". Although the hammer's name is not directly found in the sword's, it could be potentially related to Sukune through Yaorochi, who is a result of the slaying of Orochi.

Another possible origin is the god Ame-no-Hazuchinoo-no-Kami (天羽槌雄神, Lit. "heavenly feather hammer male god"). He is mentioned in the book as a god of weaving and is credited with inventing the loom, in addition, he is said to have contributed to the production of cloths during the myriad gods' attempts to lure the sun goddess Amaterasu out of hiding. While no connection to Sukune nor a hammer could be drawn from the god, the hammer's name does directly appear within his name.

Sukune's Ame-no-Hazuchi may either be interpreted in light of Ame-no-Habakiri as "Heavenly Hammer of the Great Serpent" or literally like in Ame-no-Hazuchinoo-no-Kami as "Heavenly Feather Hammer".

Tasouken[edit]

蛇叢剣たそうけん
Tasouken
ta̠so̞ːkẽ̞ɴ
Sword of Kusanagi
The Tasouken
The Tasouken in Earthen Miraculous Sword
Aloof Sword
More Character Titles
Creator Yago Ametsukana
Type Sacred Treasure
Abilities Severing relations
Possessor Adagumo no Yaorochi
Appearances
Official Games

The Tasouken (蛇叢剣) is a sacred sword originally created by Yago Ametsukana and currently wielded by Adagumo no Yaorochi, frequently used in their spell cards and attacks. Its true identity is that of the legendary Sword of Kusanagi.

Saeda[edit]

小枝さえだ
Saeda
Iyozane holding the replica Saeda
The replica Saeda in Reactivate Majestical Imperial
Creator Unknown (Original)
Sukune Katano (Replica)
Type Flute
Abilities Manipulating spirits
Possessor Originally Taira no Fumikado; Given to Fujiwara no Iyozane
Appearances
Official Games

The Saeda (小枝, lit. "small branch") is a magical flute that creates music that attracts spirits but can only be used by those who have crossed over life and death.

Background Information[edit]

The Saeda, also known as the "Aoba" (青葉, lit. "green leaf"), was an actual flute in Japanese history that belonged to Taira no Atsumori, who was said to be an excellent flute player and was famous for his death in single combat at the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani. This would explain why the flute was in the possession of the Taira clan.

Backstory[edit]

The Saeda was originally among the treasures of the Taira clan, and was instrumental to Taira no Fumikado's plan to revive Taira no Masakado. Taira no Chouki took their own life and became a departed spirit in an attempt to become capable of playing the instrument, but was tricked by the master of the Spirit World and lost their voice, rendering them unable to play the flute. Fumikado later encountered Fujiwara no Iyozane as a boatman while fleeing Devanagara and discovered that they had the ability to play the flute, asking for Iyozane's cooperation and gifting them the flute. Iyozane later commissioned Sukune Katano to make a replica of the flute, so as to not need to use the original, safeguarding it.

Appearances[edit]

Reactivate Majestical Imperial

The Saeda was used by Iyozane to control the souls flooding into Mugenri through the Mugenri Barrier, in an attempt to gather them and revive Masakado's soul.

Harujion[edit]

ハルジオン
Harujion
ha̠ɾ̠ɯᵝd͡ʑiõ̞ɴ
The Harujion
The Harujion in the Withered Grove
That Which Grants that Which is Dead
More Character Titles
Type Youkai daisy flower
Abilities Absorbing vital energy, Resurrecting the dead
Age Unknown, but is known to be very old.
Possessor Shion
Appearances
Official Games

The Harujion (ハルジオン) is a flower from the Outside World that rarely blooms in Mugenri. It's known for being a dangerous item that absorbs vital energy in order to grow up.

Bankuruwase -DaviD-[edit]

番狂ばんくるわせ —DaviD—
Bankuruwase -DaviD-
Bankuruwase
Kunimitsu wielding the Bankuruwase
Kunimitsu wielding the Bankuruwase
Creator Yago Ametsukana
Type Sword
Abilities Growing in power when cutting an opponent more powerful than its wielder
Possessor Kunimitsu Ooya
Appearances
Official Games

Bankuruwase -DaviD- (番狂 —DaviD—, Lit. "Upset", as in "an unexpected result or situation") is a long sword owned by Kunimitsu Ooya that grows in power whenever it cuts an opponent more powerful than its wielder. The sword's sheath has a predominantly white design with some blue parts. Since the sword was never shown unsheathed, it is unknown what the sword itself looks like. The sword cannot be unsheathed unless it has confirmed that its wielder is Kunimitsu, making them the only one that can make use of the sword.[6]

Background Information[edit]

The Bankuruwase is based on the biblical David, who killed the much stronger Goliath in battle using a sling, as indicated by the Star of David on its hilt, its name and its defining trait.

Backstory[edit]

The Bankuruwase was created by Yago Ametsukana[7] and granted to Kunimitsu Ooya, although the reason behind this is unknown.

Appearances[edit]

Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle

The Bankuruwase was wielded by Kunimitsu during the Heaven-Shadow War, where they fought on behalf of the imperial capital Devanagara.

Rudhira[edit]

ルルゥッディルラ
Rudhira
Mitori wielding the Rudhira
Mitori wielding the Rudhira
Imperial Bow
More Character Titles
Creator Unknown
Type Bow
Abilities Increasing in power the more people hold the users blood in high esteem
Possessor Ooama no Ake no Mitori
Appearances
Official Games

The Rudhira (ルルゥッディルラ, Ruruuddirura), which means "blood" in Sanskrit (रुधिर), is an imperial bow capable of firing the wielder's own blood as arrows. The more people there are who hold that blood in high esteem, and the stronger those feelings are, the more powerful it becomes. Under the use of Ooama no Ake no Mitori, it becomes one of the most powerful weapons in Devanagara. It is red and black with a heart-shaped decoration on the end, it has no bowstring as it does not require one. Instead, the gem seen dangling down at the end of the thin red strap on Mitori's left arm can be pierced into the wrist, bringing blood to the bow.[8]

According to JynX, the Rudhira is one of the few weapons in the Len'en Project that was not made by Yago Ametsukana, and that it is their own belief that Mitori carries the Rudhira into battle as they enjoy a battle with risk, regardless of the enemy. However, they also added that fans are free to come up with other reasons as well.

Although "Rudira" is the official romaji,[9] it does not necessarily transcribe from the katakana name accurately (ルルゥッディルラ), nor does the katakana best transcribe the Sankrit name as there are additional katakana characters that may be unnecessary. The reason for this is unclear.

Appearances[edit]

Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle

The Rudhira was wielded by Mitori during the Heaven-Shadow War, as Emperor of Devanagara and Grand Field Marshal of its Imperial Military.

Great Mirror[edit]

大鏡 (おおかがみ)
Great Mirror
The mirror next to the Pagoda of the Heavenly Mirror
The Great Mirror next to the Pagoda of the Heavenly Mirror
Creator Unknown
Type Mirror
Abilities Displaying the Devanagaran emperor's lineage
Reversing left and right
Reverse events and ideologies in the minds of Devanagarans
Possessor The Fujiwara dynasty of Devanagara
Appearances
Official Games

The Great Mirror (大鏡, Ōkagami) is a gigantic mirror that floats outside the Heavenly Mausoleum of the Pagoda of the Heavenly Mirror, sitting on an ornate stand before which is a large platform with a few steps leading up to it. During the events of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, it was broken by Ooama no Ake no Mitori.

The mirror had a variety of magical properties, which were historically used by the rulers of the Fujiwara dynasty to uphold their dominance in Devanagara. Information on its abilities was exclusive to a small fraction of both top-ranking government officials and members of the imperial family[10], which included:

  • Showing the lineage of the emperor, which was how Mitori learned that they were not truly the previous emperor's child.
  • Reversing events and ideologies for the entire city, which was used by the last few imperial generations to reverse their people's thoughts of rebellion into thoughts of support.
  • Reversed left and right for the capital.

Curiously, the mirror's power, at least that regarding the views of the emperors, had not been in use since the rule of the previous emperor, Fujiwara no Iyozane's father. This is evident by the fact that many people had a poor opinion of him and a declining opinion of the past emperors, including Mitori. It is possible that Iyozane's father was the one who stopped using the mirror's power, as he was the last one to have been officially in the pagoda during his coronation.[11]

Background Information[edit]

The Great Mirror is based on a Japanese historical tale written in around 1119, simply titled Ōkagami (大鏡, lit. "The Great Mirror"). It is framed as a conversation between two old men and a young samurai, which depicts the golden days of the Fujiwara family's rule. The title of "Great Mirror" is believed to have been chosen to refer to "an excellent mirror that reflects history clearly". This is referenced Len'en by how the Great Mirror warped how the Fujiwara dynasty's rule was perceived by its subjects into one that depicted the Fujiwara dynasty in a favourable light.

Appearances[edit]

Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle

The Great Mirror was destroyed by Mitori during the Heaven-Shadow War, claiming that the new dynasty had no need for "outdated traditions" and thus freeing the capital from the mirror's effects.

Symbols of Power[edit]

能力のうりょく象徴しょうちょう
Symbols of Power
Symbols of Ability
Suzumi Kuzu's Monas Hieroglyphica
Creator Unknown, if any
Type Symbol
Possessor Various characters
Appearances
Official Games

Symbols of Power (能力の象徴, Nouryoku no Shouchou), or Symbols of Ability, are, as the name implies, symbols of various characters' abilities.

General Information[edit]

Not much is known about these symbols, except that they appear to glow with a rainbow light when a character's abilities are in use.[12]

Currently, known symbols include:

Gallery[edit]

Ivory Cup[edit]

象牙 (ぞうげ) (はい)
Ivory Cup
Cup of Eibon
Creator Unknown
Type Mug(?)
Appearances
Official Games

The Ivory Cup (象牙の杯), also known as the Cup of Eibon, is a mysterious artefact after which the "Thinker in the Eibon" is named after. According to Hoojiro Shitodo, a member of the organization, it is a mug-shaped cup that was "filled in the abyss accumulated at the base of a spring of wisdom, deep-rooted at the pith of the world" and has actually been seen before.[13]

Background Information[edit]

The name "Ivory Cup" is a direct reference to the Magic: The Gathering card of the same name. While the "Cup of Eibon", makes reference to the fictional Lovecraftian magician "Eibon of Mhu-Thulan", first mentioned in the Hyperborean Cycle by Clark Ashton Smith. The most famous artefact pertaining to him is the Book of Eibon, which contains the magic spells he practised, records of the area he lived in and historical accounts of other mages. When H. P. Lovecraft adopted the character and the book into his own writings, he wrote that the book was translated from its original lost language of "Hyperborea" into several other languages, notably Liber Ivonis in Latin and Livre d'Ivon in French. Here, "Ivon" and "Ivonis" are meant to conjure up the image of ivory white, as opposed to the ebony black "Eibon" alludes to, both referenced in the titles of the object. However, there seems to be nothing that ties either Eibon or his book to a cup.

Appearances[edit]

A World That Isn't Fantasy

The Ivory Cup was mentioned by Hoojiro alongside the Thinker in the Eibon, in an attempt to make conversation with Haru.

Curtain of Awakening[edit]

釁醒帳幕きんせいちょうばく
Curtain of Awakening
A corridor within the curtain
A corridor within the curtain
Creator Unknown
Type Barrier
Abilities Amplifies the abilities and accelerates the growth of those within its area
Possessor Tsurubami Senri
Appearances
Official Games

The Curtain of Awakening (釁醒帳幕) is a barrier that amplifies the abilities of those within its area and accelerates their growth, individuals that enter its area of effect may also awaken to new abilities. These individuals' powers are amplified to such a point that they leak from them and physically affect the area around them. The curtain has secret corridors that only its owner, Tsurubami Senri, is meant to access, which acts as shortcuts between the various spaces created thanks to its effect.

The curtain's physical appearance is apparently difficult to describe, looking similar to a tent or a cape.

Appearances[edit]

Book of the Cafe

The Curtain of Awakening was mentioned by NiLU and Tom C. Zemlja as having been deployed by Tsurubami Senri prior to the events of Evanescent Existence in order to temporarily transform the Dimensional Cave to better suit the various outsiders' abilities. After having tested all their abilities, Tsurubami closed the curtain and sent the outsiders into Mugenri.

Other Notable Objects[edit]

The following section lists other notable objects mentioned throughout the series:

Notes[edit]

  1. Part of the title of Shōyō Tsubouchi's jōruri adaptation of Julius Caesar: Jiyū no tachi, nagori no kireaji (自由太刀余波鋭鋒, Lit. "The swords of freedom, the sharpness left in their wake").

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