Demon Slayer Tanjiro Dad Dance
The Hinokami Kagura (Dance of the Fire God) is a breathing style only known and taught by the Kamado family currently in the Demon Slayer universe. It is passed on from father to son in every generation alongside the hanafuda earrings.
The Kamado family is the only family that knows and teaches the Hinokami Kagura (Dance of the Fire God)in the Demon Slayer universe. It is passed on from father to son in every generation alongside the hanafuda earrings. Tanjiro’s father taught the Dance of Sun/Fire God to Tanjirou. But due to being a kid, Tanjiro didn’t exactly learn all the steps. As he grew up, he forgot those memories of the dance.
So how did Tanjiro’s family come to know about the Dance of the Fire, even though his ancestors did not feature any major Demon Slayers?
The Sun Breathing and Dance of The Fire God!
The very first Human to use Breathing Technique Yoriichi Tsugikuni. He was born with the innate talent of being able to use the “Transparent World” technique. Using this technique Tsugikuni could see the world in some kind of X-ray vision. Allowing him to view the blood flow, joint movements and muscles of every being. This “defect/talent” allowed him to see through Muzans secret when they clashed. Yoriichi was the first person to beat Muzan to the point of killing him. The breathing technique used by Tsugikuni was the First Breathing Technique ever used by mankind. It was called the Sun Breathing, also known as the Dance of the Fire God.
During his days in the then Demon Slayer Corps, Yoriichi started teaching the breathing techniques to everyone and would often change it in accordance with the individual he’s teaching. This led to breathing techniques to branch out from the Sun Breathing. Which led to the creation of breathing techniques viz. Water, Moon, Thunder, Flame, Wind and Stone. These techniques further divided as time progressed and created the remaining techniques such as Flower, Love, Sound, Insect, Beast, Serpent and Mist.
The dance is composed of twelve segments repeated throughout the night until dawn. Tanjuro noted that the breathing technique utilized in this dance allows the user to never exhaust themselves no matter how long they move, making it such that they can seemingly dance forever. The last user is Tanjiro Kamado, who learned the Breathing Style from his father, Tanjuro Kamado. Other people can learn this technique if taught by a Kamado descendant.
The Hinokami Kagura is later revealed by Shinjuro Rengoku to be a legendary Breathing Style known as Sun Breathing (日ひの呼こ吸きゅう Hi no kokyū?), a legendary and forgotten Breathing Style and the first one to ever be created. All other Breathing Styles are derived from it as the result of Yoriichi Tsugikuni, the creator of Sun Breathing, modifying it to suit the individuals he taught.
Both the Hinokami Kagura and Sun Breathing are Breathing Styles that mimics the sun and replicates it with the user’s movements, techniques, and abilities. All techniques and forms are extremely varied and have no set pattern, making it the most versatile and effective against demons. Users of Sun Breathing visualize themselves seemingly manipulating solar flames when unleashing its techniques. Tanjiro also noted that using this style increases his overall power and speed, probably due to the fact that his body is more suited to Sun Breathing as opposed to Water Breathing.
Upon seeing Yoriichi perform the twelve forms through his ancestor’s memories, Tanjiro realized that, despite being replicated with a surprising degree of accuracy for hundreds of years and his own mastery of Hinokami Kagura, Hinokami Kagura had unnecessary movements, such as different wrist angles, footwork and breathing rhythm, compared to the Sun Breathing directly performed by Yoriichi. Removing them enabled him to use the Breathing Style in its nigh-purest form.