Kasen Ibaraki (茨木 華扇, Ibaraki Kasen) is a mysterious self-proclaimed hermit living in the mountains. She can often be seen dispensing advice and knowledge to Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, and Sanae Kochiya.

Unbeknownst to most, she is one of the sages who aided in the creation of Gensokyo, alongside Yukari and Okina.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 4-C

Name: Kasen Ibaraki (Pseudonym: Ibarakasen)

Origin: Touhou Project

Gender: Female

Age: Unknown, at least 135 years old (As one of the youkai sages, she preexisted and assisted in the creation of the Hakurei barrier)

Classification: Unknown, poses as a Hermit. Implied to be an Oni.

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Danmaku, Animal Manipulation (Kasen can communicate with and guide animals and transfigure youkai), has an intangible artificial arm that can crush vengeful spirits, Fangshu, Longevity, and possible abilities include Teleportation, Forcefield Creation (Can create a forcefield to block incoming attacks. Passively creates a barrier around her when she is stunned), Summoning (Can summons her pets in combat), Portal Creation, Resistance to Mind Manipulation (Youkai can resist the effects of the true Moon, which can drive humans insane and kill them if they look at it), and Regeneration (Low-Godly; can regenerate from her incorporeal "mind")

Attack Potency: Large Star level (Implied to be an Oni. She was one of the Youkai Sages responsible for the creation of Gensokyo, similarly to Yukari Yakumo)

Speed: Massively FTL+ (Comparable to high tiers such as Reimu)

Lifting Strength: Class Z (Comparable to Suika)

Striking Strength: Large Star Class

Durability: Large Star level

Stamina: Superhuman

Range: At least Tens of Meters with Danmaku (Her firing range should be comparable to Sakuya's, who can throw knives at least 36 meters)

Standard Equipment: The Ibaraki Box of a Hundred Medicines, which cures all the illnesses and injuries of anyone who drinks from it, or grants superhuman strength if they're already healthy.

Intelligence: High. Kasen is well-versed in many fields and nearly always has advice to give to everyone.

Weaknesses: None notable, possibly vulnerable to spiritual attacks.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Artificial Arm: Kasen's bandaged right arm is actually artificial, and consists of a vaporous black smoke. Kasen is capable of remotely controlling it and can detach it from her body. Her arm is also capable of crushing vengeful spirits, removing them from the process of reincarnation entirely in the process.
  • Fangshu: Due to special hermit arts, Kasen's home can only be found through a special path (which she changes, regularly), and snow and rain do not fall around her house.
  • Guiding of animals: Kasen can communicate with and guide animals, including cryptids, beast youkai, and dragons, and knows very much about all animals in general. She knows the antidotes to obscure venoms and the process that an animal undergoes when becoming a youkai. She also employs a number of trained animals that she uses as servants and helpers, who she can summon to her side at a moment's notice. These animals include, amongst many others, monkeys, snakes, birds, and a giant eagle.


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  • Kasen Ibaraki powers/ feats Revision

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    • as of WaHH (wild and horned hermit) chapter 35 this is writen by ZUN  (he made the touhou series) in case you were wondering. ...
    • She did sense the distortion but for me it is Yukari waiting for her to appear and then explaining spiriting away to her. Yukari later ...