It looks like I still need to lecture you much more.
~ Eiki Shiki
Thieves, assassins and soldiers would all say the same thing. Just because it's their job, it won't pardon their sins. To cleanse your sins even a little, you must accomplish good deeds.
~ Eiki Shiki, to Reimu Hakurei
This is the good deed you can do right now.
~ Eiki Shiki, to each of the characters in Phantasmagoria of Flower View

Shikieiki Yamaxanadu (Eiki is her name; Shiki, her last name; and Yamaxanadu is her title) is a character from Touhou Project who appeared for the first time as the final opponent of Phantasmagoria of Flower View.

She is one of the Yama who judge the dead to decide whether they go to Heaven, Hell, Hakugyokurou, or get reincarnated. Whether it's because she simply has a habit of lecturing or because she genuinely wants others to change for the better, she's become well known in Gensokyo for lecturing anyone and everyone about their faults.

The souls of the dead are brought to her by Komachi over a river called the Sanzu no Kawa. However, not every soul makes it all the way to Shikieiki without being tired out from the journey or being extinguished by Komachi. She currently resides in Hell to judge the dead who have traversed Higan and the Sanzu no Kawa.

Appearance

  • (Touhou 9) Blue eyes, green hair that is longer on the left side, wears a dark blue, black and white dress with gold decorations with one ribbon on both sleeves and a blue and white hat with a gold symbol in front and a red and white bow on the back that are balanced equally. Carries a rod that carries out Judgements of Death. There seems to be a pattern on her uniform that seems balanced. Also wears Black shoes with a red bow on them, and frilly socks.
  • (Touhou 9, alternative outfit) Same as above, but her hat and dress are red, and her white shirt is purple.

Relationships

  • Komachi Onozuka: the subordinate of Eiki whom she scolds. Komachi brings the souls of the dead to Eiki.
  • Hecatia Lapislazuli: one of the leaders of her organization. Eiki has heard of her and her eccentricities but hasn't met her personally.

Quotes

In the purple cherry blossoms resides humans neck-deep in sin. Under these raining purple cherry blossoms, you shall cleanse your sins!
It looks like more time is required for the cherry blossoms to scatter. Even with everything I've said, when comparing the people of Gensokyo to the people of the outside world, the bad ones of Gensokyo are still fewer. The sins of the ones residing in these cherry blossoms here have no relevance to the crimes of the outside world. The law is decided by humans. Sins that cannot be judged by laws are judged by me.
There are many sinful souls under the violet cherry blossoms. Souls with virtue are ferried in order to Higan. The cherry blossoms here will be the very last. No, not just here, but the very last will be cherry blossoms in general.
When all that's left are the cherry blossoms, Gensokyo will begin reading a new calendar. This year is the year of Rebirth, which comes upon us every sixty years. If one were to say at all, it's Gensokyo's once-every-sixty-years anniversary. And the cherry blossoms represent death and resurrection.
Sixty years is really a number form of all of nature expressed. Sun, moon, and stars comprise the three lights. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter comprise the four seasons. Wood, water, fire, earth, and metal comprise the five phases. Combine the three lights, four seasons, five phases, three times four times five, and we get sixty years. Sixty years is a combined number of complete nature revealed.
If only it was as honest as you people, trial would be so much easier. So many people are mistakenly believing that trial can be easily done by knowledge of law and money. When did humans became able to judge other humans, anyway? So much conceit.
Yes. It seems as if you must live with the consciousness of your sins... What's more transient than ghosts are poltergeists. If blown, they will disappear.
The netherworld sure is carefree. Despite Higan being in a very busy state.
Did I teach you that? Listen, your sword is one that severs hesitation. Humans without hesitation are opened to enlightenment. This is the same as helping someone reach Nirvana. With your current judgment, you cannot be allowed to do such a thing.
There are no humans who do not lie. Therefore, one who can with great confidence say they do not lie is in itself the proof of a liar.
Newspapers exist to cause events. You must be prepared to bear all the sins from the events your articles cause. Why must one go that far to write an article? That is because the power to change the truth is, above all, a very great power.
And I just finished with visiting various humans and youkai to lecture them. If my own subordinate is like this, I have absolutely no persuasive influence.
Could you give the fancy excuses a rest? The speed of your boat is also slower than the rest of the shinigami. You're probably having idle banter with the ghosts, aren't you?
Komachi, you don't have enough wants. When you're ferrying the deceased, you receive a fee, do you not? If you give priority to riders who possess a lot, that is, riders with much virtue... It won't take that much time to cross the river, then. It's efficient, it's profitable... For a shinigami, to earn a profit is to kindly receive those who have done good during their life. In other words, for you, earning money is to do good. You need to study more.
It is often said that to make a profit is not a good thing, but that is only what humans that lack virtue say out of envy. They think that not working is good, but that's not the case. Money works in such a way that earning and spending become good deeds in themselves. If you understand the concept in your mind, then put it into action. Without words.

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Trivia

  • The fairies in Shikieiki's stage are dressed in dark blue uniforms and wear hats similar to hers, and Lily White's normally white dress and hat are colored black.
  • A silhouette of Shikieiki occupies the front of Phantasmagoria of Flower View's jewel case.
  • Her "Yamaxanadu" title is considered to be a combination of Xanadu (an ancient palace of the Mongol warlord Kublai Khan, which was later used as meaning a "Pleasure Palace" in a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge) and her status as Yama, and can mean something along the lines of "Yama of Paradise".
    • In fan art, her name is also shortened to Yamada (山田), a pun on "Yama da!" (It's the Yama!) Yamada is a very common Japanese family name, the Japanese equivalent of being called, for example, "Smith" in American English or "Pérez" in Spanish.
  • Based on this, "Eiki Shiki" (using English name order) would be her Romanized name. "Eiki" means "reflection princess" and "Shiki" means "four seasons". Though "Yamaxanadu" is her title, though it is sometimes mistaken for her last name. This can result in jokes making fun of the excessive length of her name.
  • Common nicknames for Shikieiki are 「えーき様」 ("Eiki-sama").
  • In Shikieiki's Spell Cards, the background is "The Last Judgment" by Michelangelo.
  • As explained in PMiSS, she carries her rod with her everywhere. She even appears to carry it in her character portrait.
  • Many fans have come to the conclusion that Shikieiki's full name is the most difficult to spell out of every Touhou character's; however, Mamizou Futatsuiwa, the extra boss of Ten Desires, has become a notable contender in terms of having a complex name.
  • The "Shikieiki" spelling has recently garnered more fame than the actual in-game (PoFV) spelling of "Sikieiki".
  • Based on her conversations with the many playable characters in PoFV, she is seen as a compassionate individual, though her conversations with Komachi can seem quite harsh. Despite all this scolding, however, Komachi remains a slacker.
  • She tells Yuuka Kazami to "scare humans" like a regular youkai and tells Reimu Hakurei to "exterminate youkai more." Both of these cases can be simplified to "do your job" and it showed she does not discriminate between youkai and humanity.
  • While Shikieiki's combat capacity is never directly referenced, at the conclusion of ZUN's "A Beautiful Flower Blooming Violet Every Sixty Years", Yukari Yakumo believes that herself, Yuyuko Saigyouji and Reimu Hakurei to be together "no match for" the Yama.
  • According to Komachi in Oriental Sacred Place, she was originally a jizou statue, who received enough faith to gain divine powers, and was promoted.

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