Genshin Impact Hayashi of Tanuki of the Forest

Genshin Impact Hayashi of Tanuki in the Forest Quest Guide

Here’s a little side quest you can pick up for the Sacred Sakura Cleansing quest chain that you’ll get along the way of completing Cleansing Defilement called Hayashi of Tanuki of the Forest. You’ll hear a voice in the forest that will lead you up the stairs, and then you should notice a little offshoot to the left that the voice will guide you to.

You’ll wind up at a giant tanuki statue that some Hilichurls have taken an interest in. Fend off the natives, then see what’s up with this giant statue. It turns out he’s been sealed in there for quite a while due to destroying one of the fox statues that had a comb in it. That’d explain where the missing ward went. It turns out he’s totally fine with you taking the comb if you just go play with his children.

You’ll have a general area to search in. The easiest to find of the bunch will be surrounded by Hilichurls in plain sight.

If there’s anything the Windtrace event taught me, plain sight does not work as well as you’d think it does. Go ward off the troublemakers and break the barrel so you’ll be able to talk with Kichiboushi. That’s one of three down!

The second one is Shousei, and he looks more like the other Tanuki you’ll see around the islands.

He’ll be chilling out on the stairways; just follow him around until he turns into a brazier, then use a fire skill to reveal him and check him off the list.

Lastly, Kouhei is set up as a trio of braziers in the image. Start lighting them up, and he’ll come out in no time.

Get back to Iorei, and he’ll finally fork over that comb. Not only that, but you’ll be escorted to where the entrance is! Follow the Tanuki down to the cliffside, and he’ll reveal the entrance, where you can now break the barrier and fix up this part of the Sacred Sakura’s roots.  So the diagram for this one is multi-level, which isn’t too much more difficult. There are five points, as usual, north, east, west, southwest, southeast. The upper level has the north and east while the bottom has the west one and the two southern ones.


  • North: 2
  • East: 2
  • Southeast: 4
  • Southwest: 1
  • West: 3


You’ll need to beat up another Electro phantom, but you’ve probably done that plenty by now. Keep moving, keep dodging, and keep up on the pressure. Once he’s dead, you’ll get to enjoy some more dialogue with Kazari. That’ll do it for this quest, but if you’re still short on any of the other roots from the Cleansing Defilement quest, you can head back to the guide for that here! Claim your 250 Adventure EXP, 30 Primogems, 3 Hero’s Wit, and 30,000 Mora, and be off to the next part of the quest, link here to get back to the Cleansing Defilement Guide. Thank you for checking out our Hayashi of Tanuki in the Forest guide, and if you haven’t checked out our guide for the first quest of the Sacred Sakura Cleansing quest chain, check that out here! Til next time, this is Traveler Cory, signing off!

Cory Clark
With a passion for all things musical, a taste for anti-gravity racing, and a love for all things gacha, Cory is a joyful and friendly gamer soaking up any little gem to come to his little Midwestern cornfield. An avid collector of limited editions with an arsenal of imported gaming trinkets he's absorbed into his wardrobe, he's usually always near his trusty gaming rig if he's not on his PS4 or Xbox One. And when he's not gaming, he's watching anime off his big screen with his lap lion Stella purring away.

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