Itachi's Jutsu has a symbolic relationship with Japanese Imperial Regalia.
Itachi Uchiha is one of the greatest There is no doubt nshinobi in the Naruto world. Whether it’s because of his fighting ability, abundant affection for his younger siblings and hometown, or maybe his super-dark past has succeeded in capturing the sympathy of the fans. No wonder many favored Itachi as their favorite character even though he was not the main character.
The proof that Itachi is the greatest shinobi is increasingly reinforced by his jutsu who are even able to outwit jutsu as strong as Edo Tensei. His expertise and shinobi skills have indeed been striking since he was young. He was even named the youngest member of Anbu in Konoha’s history, though it made some people envious of him.
It’s no secret that the great jutsu of the Uchiha clan refer to the legends of the Japanese gods, such as Susanoo, Amaterasu, Izanagi, and Izanami. Their jutsu is thick with the atmosphere of ancient Japanese specialties such as Japanese-style armor, katana, todachi, and so forth. However, there is something else that distinguishes Itachi from his clan friends, the thing that makes him stand out and it is very likely that the mangaka himself wants to accentuate his favorite character. It is the Imperial Regalia of Japan or the national heritage of Japan.
What is Japanese Imperial Regalia and its relationship with Itachi’s jutsu? Let’s discuss it here!
What is Japanese Imperial Regalia?
Imperial Regalia Japan, the kingdom of Japan or also called the Japanese sacred heirlooms, are the three heirlooms that are considered the most important for the country located in East Asia. Because of their status as royal heirlooms, the location where they are kept is now unknown and indeed not revealed to the public. Only a few high-ranking priests were allowed to see it, it must also be of royal lineage. Japanese rules are very strict indeed.
What are the heirlooms? Yasakani no Magatama, Yata no Kagami, and Kusanagi no Tsurugi. Naruto fans are definitely familiar with his name.
According to legend, the three relics were descended to earth by Ninigi no Mikoto, a direct descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu. The heirlooms then turned to Emperor Jimmu who was also a descendant of the goddess Ninigi. It was then that the three heirlooms became the emperor’s sacred symbol as descendants of the goddess Amaterasu.
Since 690, the performance of these heirlooms is the main element that is very sacred to the royal throne ceremony by the emperor and several priests. This ceremony is private and no one is allowed to see it, which is why there are no clear photos or paintings of the relics.
Two of the heirlooms were last seen in Emperor Akihito’s throne ceremony in 1989 and 1993, but even that was covered with mosquito nets. So important were these three Imperial Regalia, until on the 25th and 31st July 1945 at the end of World War 2, Emperor Hirohito ordered Koichi Kido, the main guardian of Japan’s secret seals, to guard them from foreign hands at all costs even though life was at stake.
Then how are these relics related to Itachi Uchiha jutsu?
1. Yata no Kagami
Yata no Kagami or Yata’s mirror is Itachi’s energy shield when he uses Susanoo.
The shield can absorb all attacks and even change elements to follow the attacks that hit it, both physical attacks and magical attacks.
The shield was so strong that even black Zetsu himself said that Itachi was invincible when wearing Yata no Kagami and Totsuka no Tsurugi.
In his own legend Yata no Kagami was used to lure Amaterasu no Okami to come out of hiding together with Yasakani no Magatama.
When he saw the reflection in Yata’s mirror, Amaterasu was so surprised that he gave the gods the chance to get him out of hiding. Yata no Kagami represents wisdom and symbolizes the sun.
Yata no Kagami is rumored to be in the Temple in Ise, which is dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu and is said to originate from the year 4 BC.
This is one of the holiest places in Japan. The inner temple was closed to the public and surrounded by a high fence so that only the roof could be seen.
This mirror is so protected that the Elder priests at the temple only come from the royal family.
2. Yasakani no Magatama
Yasakani no Magatama or Yasakani jade is an Itachi Uchiha jutsu that he can use when using Susanoo.
Yasakani no Magatama is in the form of some giant jade that resembles a shuriken and can be manipulated according to the user’s wishes.
This jutsu can be thrown like a shuriken or installed around the user’s Susanoo and finally frees itself as a separate shot and explodes when it hits the target.
Itachi acknowledged that this was his best long range attack.
In the legend, Yasakani no Magatama is used to persuade the goddess Amaterasu to come out of hiding in the cave as a sign of protest over the chaos created by her brother Susanoo.
3. Kusanagi/Totsuka no Tsurugi
In its legend, Kusanagi no Tsurugi is a sword taken from the dead body of a giant eight-headed snake, Yamata no Orochi by god Susanoo (see the similarity?) And presented to Amaterasu as a form of apology for having raged and ruined the world.
Totsuka no Tsurugi himself is Izanagi no Okami’s sword which he used to cut Kagutsuchi when he was sad and crazy because his wife Izanami no Okami died while giving birth to Kagutsuchi.
The Totsuka Sword was also used by Susanoo to defeat Orochi. Kusanagi no Tsurugi represents courage and symbolizes the stars.
That said, Kusanagi no Tsurugi was kept at the Atsuta temple in Nagoya, though no one knew the truth. The temple was built 1900 years ago to resemble the large temple of Ise.
Although the heirloom sword is not for display, the Atsuta temple is one of the most important temples in Japan dedicated to Amaterasu.
Imperial Regalia each represents the Sun Goddess Amaterasu and is one of the oldest heirlooms in the world.
All three of these heirlooms are proof that the royal family is descended from the gods and only those who are worthy and able to rule Japan legally.
But what’s interesting is the representation of the sun goddess and the “sacred right” of the descendants of the royal family who have taken root in the land of the rising sun for thousands of years.
A sign that they are one of the most secret, mysterious and most respected royal symbols in the world.
Following the Imperial Regalia logic of the legend, Itachi Uchiha who possessed these three things, Yata no Kagami, Yasakani no Magatama, and Totsuka no Tsurugi (Kusanagi no Tsurugi variant) qualified to become descendants of the royal family and ultimately had the “sacred right” to become Emperor Japan.