The Nura Clan forces make their final preparations before the final confrontation with the Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō, and the two armies meet on a main street of Ukiyoe Town. While the combatants are sizing each other up, Rikuo casually steps out from the Nura Clan's side, thus beginning the battle. His Hyakki Yakō is stunned, but they quickly recover and charge toward the oncoming Shikoku force. As Rikuo continues to calmly make his way toward the enemy commander, his aides struggle to reach him but are engaged in battle by the remaining members of the Seven Phantom Travelers. Tamazuki watches Rikuo's approach, wondering how the latter is able to pass by his forces without them seeing him. As Rikuo reaches him and they clash blades, Tamazuki recognizes the power he had just witnessed as that of Nurarihyon.