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The Garyou Tensei Ōkami (「画龍点睛 大神」?) is a sourcebook that explains many of the cultural references within Ōkami. So far, it has been published only in Japan as ISBN 978-4-86233-120-5. The book is almost entirely in Japanese-language text, and includes a Region 2 DVD of most of the game's cutscenes without new material.
The book is divided into four main sections according to source category.
- The sun goddess Amaterasu Oomikami (Amaterasu)
- The storm god Takehaya-Susanowo-no-Mikoto (Susano)
- The moon god Tsukiyomi-no-Kami (Nagi's legendary sword Tsukuyomi, which Susano removed from the shrine)
- The flower goddess Konohana-Sakuya-hime (Sakuya and the Konohana tree)
- The sea-dragon god Wadatsumi-no-Kami (King Wada)
The mythology section ends with an expanded family tree that shows how all of the above kami and interrelated, and also explains the ritual basis of the twelve-animal East Asia zodiac that was the inspiration for the Celestial Brush gods.
Folklore and literature
This section contains traditional folktales without religious connections, roughly organized by order of introduction within the game:
- Issun-Bōshi (Issun)
- Shita-kiri Suzume (the Sparrow Clan of Sasa Sanctuary and Mr. and Mrs. Cutter)
- The Hakkenden (Princess Fuse and the Canine Warriors)
- The white hare of Inaba (one of the Ryoshima Coast sidequests)
- Momotarō (one of Sei'an City's residents)
- Sakuragawa-Monogatari (Blossom and her father in a sidequest of Sei'an City)
- Hanasakajii (Mr. Flower in another Sei'an City's sidequest)
- The Restaurant of Many Orders (chefs Yama and Umi)
- Taketori-Monogatari (Mr. Bamboo and Kaguya)
- Urashima Tarō (on the North Ryoshima Coast; also involves Otohime and the Treasure Box)
Historical figures and eventsThis section describes various historical figures who were adapted into the game:
- Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune (Waka) and his comrade Saitō Musashibō Benkei (Benkei)
- The semi-legendary shamaness Himiko (Queen Himiko)
- The great archer Nasu-no-Yoichi (Yoichi)
- The onmyōji practitioners Abe-no-Seimei and Kamo-no-Yasunori (the Tao Troopers Abe and Kamo)
- The 18th-century inventor Hiraga Gensai (Gen in Sei'an City)
- The Buddhist saint Idaten Ida
- The dancer and creator of Kabuki theater, Izumo-no-Okuni (the little girl in the Aristocratic Quarters of Sei'an City)
- The Edo firework-making company Tamaya Ichibee (Tama)
- Naguri (the master carpenter in Sei'an City)
- Ootsuchi and Kotsuchi (the moles in Taka Pass)