Tokajin was once an ordinary human who had come across a Shikon shard, after using the shard Tokajin's spiritual powers began to evolve. Many people had heard of the legend of an "Old Man of the Mountain" that tended an ancient paradise, and sought out Tokajin believing he was this legendary ascetic. In fact, it was Tokajin's master that was the legendary hermit, but Tokajin killed him once he learned all of his secret spiritual techniques.

Tokajin masquerades as his learned teacher, and would capture the men who sought out his teachings and feed them to his tree, the Ninmenka. The tree converts the humans it was fed into peaches, which Tokajin would feed upon. Each of Tokajin's victim's heads sprout from a tree like a fruit, and he uses these heads in the heart of an elixir of youth and longevity.

Tokajin has a magical gourd that sucks living creatures into it, causing them to shrink to a small size. Tokajin does this to Inuyasha and shrinks the half-demon to bite-size before swallowing him whole.

Kagome, Miroku, and Shippo all find themselves trapped in Tokajin's miniature garden where he stores other victims while he waits to eat them. As Tokajin places more Shikon shards into his body his skin turns to stone making him even more powerful. Tokajin is killed when he plummets off the side of a cliff with Inuyasha.

The Meaning Behind the Name

Tokajin literally translates to "peach man".

Hideyuki Hori & Sam Vincent

Hideyuki Hori provides the voice of the evil Tokajin. His previous voice work include Robert in City Hunter 2, Blacky in Kinnikuman and Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball Z.

Sam Vincent lends his voice to Tokajin in the English dub. He can also be heard as Maomolin in Ranma , Mitsurugi Hanagata in Saber Marionette J, Takashi Niimai in Video Girl Ai, and Brad Hunter in ZOIDS.

An Introduction to Inuyasha