Kakkazan was a spirit of Kamigawa in the shape of an upright crocodile with ruby colored scales. Eight massively-muscled arms stretched from its body. It carried a tetsubo into battle. Disembodied mouths, translucent, with orange lips, floated about it. Kakkazan also controlled three other kami, the Kami of Ash, Searing Wind, and Black Glass. These spirits resembled three legged spiders, the Kami of Ash supporting the body of a grey, old man, Searing Wind a lidless orange eye, and Black Glass a featureless head.
Kakkazan climbed Ryusaki Kumano's plateau in search of the yamabushi's rumored secret, but was defeated.