Avatar of Mountain and Lakes
Kanako Yasaka's usual outfit. It features a red shirt and a black skirt styled like a shimenawa.
Era-Defining White Onbashira
Human Village Manifestation
The outfit Kanako wears when visiting the Human Village. She clearly looks human but cannot hide her divinity.
Modern Shrine Celebrating Foreign Festivals
Kanako's winter party outfit by Kourindou. "Better get the tree ready for Sanae!"
Oroshi (a Touhou LW original) refers to the wind that blows down from the mountain in the winter. As a god of wind and rain as well as a god of the mountain, this temperament is an exact fit for Kanako. Kanako is endowed with Metal Phase, from her ability to control the sky, and Sun Essence, as a dignified god.
Heavenliness is one of the fundamental concepts represented by the eight trigrams. While the specifics of creating heavenliness are not well understood, it may be equivalent to creating the concept of the sky. It should have something to do with controlling the shape and condition of the sky, as Kanako is a god with the power to control wind and rain. Furthermore, the heavenliness trigram represents the father when speaking of the family. Perhaps this is in line with how Kanako behaves as the current god of Moriya Shrine.
Kanako Yasaka's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). Water falls from the heavens to bless the earth in this bullet hell attack. This is one of the self-proclaimed seven wonders of Moriya Shrine, perhaps as a way to capture the interest of believers. Some kappa joke that this is just the result of a leaky roof, but Moriya Shrine claims that this water from the sky has various beneficial effects.
Kanako Yasaka's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). This attack uses the qi of a cedar tree said to have the power to bring lovers together. Moriya Shrine has a number of obvious sightseeing spots, and one of them is a cedar tree with a forked trunk. The two halves of the trunk share the same roots and have grown intertwined, which does seem like it could help with matchmaking. That said, it probably produces a lot of pollen during the spring... Achoo!
Kanako Yasaka's Spell Card. This attack recreates the phenomenon of omiwatari, or the cracks that form across the frozen surface of Lake Suwa. These cracks are said to be formed by gods who walk across the ice, and this attack follows the gods' paths. When humans see traces left behind by gods, they build their own culture on top of them. On the other hand, tengu claim that these traces are actually made by fairies in the night.
Kanako Yasaka's Spell Card. She lets countless onbashira, or divine pillars, rain down in this attack. It resembles the real world Onbashira Festival, during which tree trunks are felled and then slid down a mountain (with people riding on them!) so that they can be raised as new pillars for Suwa Shrine. Tengu say that this is a strange festival, and it is hard to deny that. The huge wooden pillars come in many shapes and are said to have a variety of meanings to them.
Kanako Yasaka's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). This attack was prepared in order to chase down a certain amanojaku. This is different from her usual Last Word, but she uses this attack instead, as it is virtually impossible to evade without the use of unfair items.
The aura of mystery and majesty that only a god can possess. They are on a whole different level.
Two married gods, Yasakatome and Takeminakata, once parted the sea to create a plain. It is said that they bore through the mountain to let the water flow into the sea.
The Japanese word yasaka, or prosperity, is written with two characters: "glory" and "increasing." Kanako's name Yasaka (meaning "eight" and "slope") may derive from this.