|“||Shrines don't exist for the benefit of their shrine maidens. A shrine exists to be the home of the gods.||„|
|~ Kanako Yasaka|
Kanako Yasaka (八坂 神奈子) is the current goddess of the Moriya Shrine, following her victory over Suwako during the Great Suwa War, thousands of years in the past. Due to her dependence on faith, which was scarce in the Outside World, she moved her shrine to Gensokyo so she could collect it more easily.
Powers and Stats
Name: Kanako Yasaka
Origin: Touhou Project
Age: Unknown (At least two thousand years old)
Classification: Goddess (formerly human)
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Magic, can create and manipulate "Sky", Danmaku, Non-Corporeal and Duplication (The true form of a God exists as an idea, and a god can spread and manifest itself in any amount of physical bodies, each with equal power), Immortality (Type 1 and 4)
Speed: Massively FTL+ (Comparable to Reimu and others on her level)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Large Planet Class
Durability: Large Planet level
Range: Hundreds of meters
Standard Equipment: Onbashira
Intelligence: High. A very capable and experienced military and religious leader. Kanako is ambitious, curious, and cunning.
Weaknesses: Kanako is dependent on faith.
- Creation of Sky: Kanako's ability to create sky directly refers to the concept of Qian (乾) from Taoist philosophy. Qian is associated with creation, leadership, overtness, reliability, and action. It is also linked to normal sky-related concepts; that is, the weather. Through this power, Kanako can manipulate the wind, the rain, and the weather. This makes her a goddess of agriculture, as she often gives good weather to encourage worship and faith, though she can also create and manipulate storms. It is said to be a power unimaginable to humans, however, so its applications are probably much more varied. With this power, she helped build the Myouren Temple within a single night.