Flowers and Offerings
Aza and Toma are confronted by the two Tensen who see as humans as interlopers. Gabimaru's group encounter a young girl, but when he pursues her he finds that she has powerful abilities and is protected by a large wooden being. After they are both defeated by Gabimaru and Yuzuriha, the being offers to take them to a village. At the village, the wooden being offers them fruit and tells them that they call the place Kotaku while the gods live in Shinsenkyo. The island is divided into three regions, the shore and forest is called "Eishu", the village is in "Hojo", and the elixir "Tan" is located in the central region of mists called "Horai" which is inhabited by the Tensen who are immortal. Meanwhile, Aza and Toma are easily defeated by the two lovers who are Tensen, and the brothers are dropped into a pit where they will be turned into flowers and become the source of Tan. At Sagiri's prompting, Gabimaru takes time to bathe and recalls his wife's advice to relax in order to be prepared for the battle ahead.