|Novel||Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit|
Tanda is a Yaku herbalist who lives in the mountains, as well as a student of Madame Torogai. While his skill as a shaman is lacking, he is a good doctor due to always having to heal Balsa after her many battles. Tanda works as a traveling medicine man, trading his wares with the local towns and cities.
Tanda has a long standing crush on Balsa that seems to have existed since their childhood, though Balsa has no apparent indication of reciprocating his feelings. Because of her itinerant lifestyle, Tanda feels some amount of bitterness towards her frequent disappearances, often without any sort of warning.
Little else is mentioned about his past. He has mentioned seeing the nahji bird in great numbers during his youth, but not since then. Tanda has an older brother, Noshiru, who has a daughter named Kaya; and a younger brother named Kaiza. In appearance, he resembled his grandfather, Kunda, who was a full Yaku but who left his village in the mountains to marry Tanda's grandmother.
Tanda is very kind and helps anyone who needs him. He is observant and intelligent, as shown when he realized the La Lunga would only interact with the sig salua flower and those who consumed the flower's nectar.
- ↑ Guardian of the Dream