Episode 112 - The barrier of Hijiri Island Episode Summary

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Episode Summary for Episode 112 - The barrier of Hijiri Island. Written by inuyashaworld.com visitor
A giant purple orb crashes through the trees. It flies through the air and then smashes into an island. A boy and his father run out of their home to look at the island. The father tells the boy that he has to go to the island and check on the Holy One's temple. The father prepares the holy staff. The boy, Shintarou, wants to go with his father but his father refuses. The father tells Shintarou that if anything happens to him, he has to run the village and tend to Hijiri Island. As he rows his boat away he tells Shintarou that he'll be home by morning.
The Gang is still looking for water. Inuyasha is going to different bodies of water trying to decide if the water smells like the Naraku puppet.

Meanwhile, Sango is flying on Kirara around Mount Hakurei. Kirara hits the barrier and gets pushes back. They can't get any closer.

Sango returns to the Gang and tells them that it's no use. The barrier around Mount Hakurei is stronger than ever. Inuyasha finds comfort in the fact that they're closing in on Naraku.

Shintarou is asking some men for a boat but the men tell him no since he's the village headman and they can't risk losing him. It turns out that Shintarou's dad has been missing for half a month so something must have happened to him. The men tell him that only the sons of chiefs are allowed on the Island so he is the only one who can go there. Shintarou asks for a boat again so he can go my himself. The villagers ask if his father didn't do something to upset the Holy One. They say that maybe he said something that would call down a curse on the village. Shintarou says that his father lives for the village and he wouldn't be that irresponsible. The villagers aren't listening. They're talking amongst themselves saying that if they go they might get cursed. Inuyasha's voice disrupts their conversation as he asks about the sacred island.

Shintarou takes them to his home and tells them that Hijiri Island is an island at the center of the lake where ordinary men can't set foot. For generations only men of his household could cross the sacred ground and care for the Griet Priest, Hakushin. Hakushin was a powerful priest who lived in the area over a hundred years ago.

*Flashback*The pure are soiled and the soiled are purified

We see a group of people praying as men lower another form into what looks like a giant barrel.

What is good is evil and what is evil is good.

The top of the barrel is closed as the man inside is praying.

To live is to die and to die is to live

Shintarou is telling them that the man became a living Buddha and was enshringed in a small temple on the island.

Miroku explains to the gang that it means that the man reached enlightenment while still alive. He goes on to say it's when a monk refuses food and enters Nirvana even though his physical body withers away. Inuyasha says something that causes Miroku to tell him he's going to be cursed (I'll update the quotes section within the next few weeks ^_~) Kagome asks about Shintarou's father and he tells her that he left two weeks ago when a weird light fell onto Hijiri Island. The Gang is surprised. Inuyasha thinks it's Naraku. Shintarou's sisters ask him not to go by himself. The Gang decide to go check it out. Shintarou says that he'll navigate for them because Hijiri is always covered in mist so it's kinda dangerous. Miroku says something perverted to the sisters and gets hit in the head by Sango's Hiraikotsu. The sisters get suspicious of the Gang...or more precisely Miroku.

Inuyasha threatens the villagers we saw earlier into giving them a bout. They agree.

On the boat, Shippo is seasick AND suffering from the barrier. Kirara is suffering from the barrier. Shintarou starts singing the song of the village children. Except that this is a different version. To live is to die, and to die is to live... Mount Hakurei's power lies in the earth, with the Sacred One... Kagome asks about it. Shintarou tells her that it's a kid's song they've sung for generations. Shintarou points out Mount Hakurei to the Gang. He tells them that there's a place of purification at its base. It's a temple that the Holy One founded. If you go there to pray, any sin will be forgiven. Kagome wonders what is sustaining Mount Hakurei's barrier.

Shintarou tells Inuyasha to be careful because rocks surround the whole island and if he runs the boat into them-- *crash* The boat starts to leak.

Shippo is on top of Miroku's head. He's suffering because of the barrier and he can't swim. Miroku now cannot see. Sango dips her Hiraikotsu into the water. Miroku grabs on and she pulls them out. Shippo rolls off Miroku's head and Miroku thanks her.

Inuyasha is carrying Shintarou and Kagome onto Hijiri Island. There's a barrier just like on Mount Hakurei but it's not as strong. Inuyasha lands in a field of purple flowers. He recognizes the smell. It's the same as the smell of the Naraku puppet. Shintarou says that the flowers weren't there before. There's a small temple in the middle of the flower field. It is the Great Priest's temple. Shintarou runs to it. It's in ruins. He trips over something. He turns around to see what he tripped over and sees his father. Or rather, his father's skeleton dressed in his clothes. Kagome covers his eyes. His father only came there a few weeks ago, though. It's too soon for the flesh to rot away. Now they know that Naraku was there. Kagome senses shikon shards.

We hear Bankotsu's voice coming from the temple. He's very angry for having to wait. He sends some kind of blue ball after them but the dodge it. He tells them that he feels likein the barrier so Inuyasha must feel even worse. Inuyasha asks Bankotsu if he was the one that attacked the temple. Bankotsu doesn't know who did. He's just waiting there because Naraku told him to. Inside his Banryuu, Kagome sees shikon shards so she warns Inuyasha.

Bankotsu attacks and Inuyasha whips out the Tetsusaiga. He swings but misses Bankotsu. Bankotsu attacks and Inuyasha dodges. The Gang wonders how Bankotsu is managing to hold Inuyasha off. Miroku suspects that its the shikon shards in his Banryuu. Inuyasha tries using the Kaze no Kizu...but nothing happens. Inuyasha is shocked. Now Bankotsu understands why Naraku told him to fight Inuyasha there.

Miroku realizes that the hold barrier is purifying Tetsusaiga's demon energy and even though Bankotsu is an evil zombie, he is still human.

Bankotsu notices that Inuyasha's movements and responses have slowed. He knocks Inuyasha backwards many feet.

Miroku says that something bearby must be generating the barrier. Then he realizes. The temple.

Shintarou runs towards the temple. He begs the Holy One to help Inuyasha. Once inside the temple he sees the staff that his father had. Kagome runs into the temple after him and Shintarou tells her that the Great Priest is missing. He was enshrined in the temple and he's not there anymore.

Kagome goes outside the temple and tells Miroku that the Priest's remains are missing so Naraku must have taken them. Miroku wonders who is creating the sacred barrier, since the priest is missing. *commercials*

Bankotsu and Inuyasha are still fighting. Inuyasha gets wounded in the arm.

Inside the temple are Miroku, Kagome, and Shintarou. Miroku tells her that he thought the priest was generating the barrier but... Shintarou has no idea what Miroku is talking about when he says, "barrier" He tells Miroku that Hakushin saves men's souls not creates barriers. Miroku tells Shintarou that the strange light he and his father saw was the demon Naraku. Shintarou's father most likely fought to protect the temple from Naraku. *flashback to Shintarou's father fighting demons with his staff -- he ultimately dies* Kagome wonders where the Priest's remains are and who's creating the barrier.

Bankotsu and Inuyasha are still fighting. Sango stops Bankotsu in his tracks with her Hiraikotsu and Inuyasha attacks. Miroku yells to Inuyasha to hold on a little longer as he runs through the flowers. He takes out some sacred scrolls and rubs them against Shippo. Then he throws them. They fly to a certain spot on the island and Miroku recognizes it as the source of the barrier. He puts Shippo down and runs to the source. He puts his staff on it and he sees the Priest's Holy Dokko inside the mini-barrier. Miroku's staff isn't strong enough to break the mini barrier. Shintarou wants to try it with Miroku, using his father's staff. They both hit it at the same time and after a few seconds, it breaks. All the flowers immediately begin to disappear.

Inuyasha's Tetsusaiga begins to pulse. The Kaze no Kizu forms around it.

Since the Great Priest's dokko was creating the barrier, Kagome wonders whether or not Hakushin is lending his power to Naraku.

Episode Summary for Episode 112 - The barrier of Hijiri Island. Written by inuyashaworld.com visitor
Inuyasha clashes with Bankotsu on Hijiri Island without being able to use the Wind Scar. Miroku learns that Naraku is using the Great Priest's power to create a barrier around the island weakening Kirara and Shippo, and making Inuyasha unable to use the Wind Scar. Miroku, with help from the town priest's son, manages to destroy the barrier allowing Inuyasha to regain the power of the Wind Scar. However, Bankotsu is still confident in battling Inuyasha.