Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin

Dharma Exchange

You can exchange the Dharma you earn at the shrines around Kyoto or the shrine at your secondary home in Another Life mode for bonuses such as increased item carrying capacity. You can also exchange Dharma with the Shinto Priest himself for items after you get the upgrade from the Dharma exchange shrine.

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Above is the Dharma exchange screen. Use the L1 and R1 buttons to switch to different sections, to make it easier to find what you're looking for.

A lot of the abilities don't show up until you purchase the lower version of the upgrade first. For example - "Kitchen Utensil Expansion (Cooking-Lovers Kitchen)" won't appear until you get the "Kitchen Utensil Expansion (Normal Kitchen)" first.

It's also worth pointing out that none of the Another Life related upgrades appear on the list until you can actually do the Another Life part of the game.

The following are upgrades you can get when exchanging Dharma at one of the shrines.

Secondary Home
Upgrade Description Dharma Cost
Kitchen Utensil Expansion
(Normal Kitchen)
More utensils for cooking and allows you to create more types of food 300
Kitchen Utensil Expansion
(Cooking-Lovers Kitchen)
More utensils for cooking and allows you to create more types of food 500
Kitchen Utensil Expansion
(All-Purpose Kitchen)
More utensils for cooking and allows you to create more types of food 2000
Cooking Success Probability Enhancement
(Good)
Makes it slightly easier to create high quality food 1500
Cooking Success Probability Enhancement
(Excellent)
Makes it easier to create high quality food 4000
Cooking Success Probability Enhancement
(Godlike)
Makes it a lot easier to create high quality food 8000
Kennel Establishment Creates a kennel at your secondary home. Makes it easier to keep the pet dog happy. The dog will pick up items and equipment materials more frequently 500
Kennel Establishment
(Luxurious)
Upgrades the kennel. Makes it easier to keep the pet dog happy. The dog will pick up items and equipment materials more frequently 2000
Kennel Establishment
(Super Luxurious)
Upgrades the kennel. Makes it easier to keep the pet dog happy. The dog is very likely to pick up items and equipment materials 5000
Cat Blanket Establishment Creates a cat blanket at your secondary home. Makes it easier to keep the pet cat happy. Makes it easier to obtain items while peddling 500
Cat Blanket Establishment
(Luxurious)
Upgrades the cat blanket. Makes it easier to keep the pet cat happy. Makes it even easier to obtain items while peddling 2000
Cat Blanket Establishment
(Super Luxurious)
Upgrades the cat blanket. Makes it easier to keep the pet cat happy. Makes it a lot easier to obtain items while peddling 5000
Chicken Farming Facilities Establishment Sets up a chicken farm where you can keep chickens and collect eggs 500
Chicken Farming Facilities Establishment
(Luxurious)
Expands the chicken facilities. You are more likely to obtain eggs 2000
Chicken Farming Facilities Establishment
(Super Luxurious)
Expands the chicken facilities. You are a lot more likely to obtain eggs 5000
Interior Design Change
(New Wind)
Changes the interior of the house 2000
Interior Design Change
(Beloved Night)
Changes the interior of the house 5000
Interior Design Change
(Golden Dance)
Changes the interior of the house 10000

Field
Upgrade Description Dharma Cost
Field Expansion #1 The field expands to an area of 5x4 500
Field Expansion #2 The field expands to an area of 5x6 1500
Field Expansion #3 The field expands to an area of 5x8 4000
Field Expansion Max The field expands to an area of 5x10 10000
Field Level 2 Makes cultivation speed 110%. Increases the probability of a rich harvest by 10% 1500
Field Level 3 Makes cultivation speed 120%. Increases the probability of a rich harvest by 15% 4000
Field Level 4 Makes cultivation speed 130%. Increases the probability of a rich harvest by 20% 8000
Field Level 5 Makes cultivation speed 150%. Increases the probability of a rich harvest by 30% 12000
Scarecrow Implementation Puts up a scarecrow to protect your crops 1000
Okappiki Scarecrow Implementation Scarecrow upgrade. Gives better protection to your crops 2000
Machibugyo Scarecrow Implementation Scarecrow upgrade. Gives better protection to your crops 4000
Roju Scarecrow Implementation Scarecrow upgrade. Gives better protection to your crops 6000
Shogun Scarecrow Implementation Scarecrow upgrade. Gives the best protection to your crops 12000
Unpredictable Planting Implementation Enables "Unpredictable Planting" which automatically plants crops at random - once you have the upgrade, select it in the planting arrangement screen to randomise the arrangement 1500
Sweet Potato Planting Enables the planting of Sweet Potato 100
Green Onion Planting Enables the planting of Green Onion 100
Ginger Planting Enables the planting of Ginger 150
Bulb Onion Planting Enables the planting of Bulb Onion 150
Eggplant Planting Enables the planting of Eggplant 200
Turnip Planting Enables the planting of Turnip 200
Broad Bean Planting Enables the planting of Broad Bean 250
Burdock Planting Enables the planting of Burdock 250
Chili Pepper Planting Enables the planting of Chili Pepper 300
Garlic Planting Enables the planting of Garlic 400
Chinese Cabbage Planting Enables the planting of Chinese Cabbage 500
Pumpkin Planting Enables the planting of Pumpkin 600
Tomato Planting Enables the planting of Tomato 1000
Cabbage Planting Enables the planting of Cabbage 1500
Strawberry Planting Enables the planting of Strawberry 1500
Taro Planting Enables the planting of Taro 3000
Ginseng Planting Enables the planting of Ginseng 10000

Fishing

Note that you can use any of the fishing gear in either River or Ocean fishing. Even though some gear is described as being "River" or "Fishing" gear, it can be used in either (though River fishing gear isn't as good for Ocean fishing as Ocean gear (and vice-versa), of course)

Upgrade Description Dharma Cost
River Fishing Gear
(Tansuimaru)
Obtain the "Tansuimaru" river fishing gear, making it easier to catch fish in the river
400
River Fishing Gear
(Kawataiga)
Obtain the "Kawataiga" river fighting gear, making it easier to catch fish in the river 1500
Ocean Fishing Gear
(Umimaru)
Obtain the "Umimaru" ocean fishing gear, making it easier to catch fish in the ocean 400
Ocean Fishing Gear
(King of the Ocean)
Obtain the "King of the Ocean" ocean fishing gear, making it easier to catch fish in the ocean 1500
Fishing Gear
(Super Fishing God)

Obtain the "Super Fishing God" fishing gear, most effective of all the fishing gear

(this item appears on the exchange list after you have both the "Kawataiga" and "King of the Ocean" fishing gear upgrades)
4000

Functions
Upgrade Description Dharma Cost
Sprint Enhancement #1 Increases the length of time you can sprint and also makes you recover from fatigue faster 500
Sprint Enhancement #2 Increases the length of time you can sprint and also makes you recover from fatigue faster 2000
Sprint Enhancement #3 Increases the length of time you can sprint and also makes you recover from fatigue faster 4000
Sprint Enhancement #4 Increases the length of time you can sprint and also makes you recover from fatigue faster 7000
Sprint Enhancement Max Increases the length of time you can sprint and also makes you recover from fatigue faster 12000
Item Possession Capacity Increase #1 The number of items you can carry in your inventory increases by 4 700
Item Possession Capacity Increase #2 The number of items you can carry in your inventory increases by another 4 3000
Item Possession Capacity Increase #3 The number of items you can carry in your inventory increases by another 4 5000
Item Possession Capacity Increase #4 The number of items you can carry in your inventory increases by another 4 10000
Item Possession Capacity Increase Max The number of items you can carry in your inventory increases by another 4 12000
Soldier Possession Amount Increase #1

The number of soldier cards you can have on you increases by 20

(this only appears after doing the Battle Dungeon tutorial in chapter 5)

800
Soldier Possession Amount Increase #2 The number of soldier cards you can have on you increases by another 20 2000
Soldier Possession Amount Increase #3 The number of soldier cards you can have on you increases by another 20 4000
Soldier Possession Amount Increase #4 The number of soldier cards you can have on you increases by another 20 7000
Soldier Possession Amount Increase Max The number of soldier cards you can have on you increases by another 20 10000

Dharma
Upgrade Description Dharma Cost
Shinto Priest's Shop Opening

You can now exchange Dharma with the Shinto Priest for items

(this item appears in chapter 4 after you are introduced to the "Another Life" section of the game)

500
Shinto Priest's Shop Expansion #1 Get better items from the Shinto Priest's Shop 1000
Shinto Priest's Shop Expansion #2 Get better items from the Shinto Priest's Shop 2000
Shinto Priest's Shop Expansion #3 Get better items from the Shinto Priest's Shop 5000
Shinto Priest's Shop Expansion #4 Get better items from the Shinto Priest's Shop 8000
Shinto Priest's Shop Expansion Max Get better items from the Shinto Priest's Shop 15000
Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #1

Increases the rate at which you gain Dharma by 10%

(in other words, you get more Dharma than you usually would when you have this upgrade. For example, in situations where you would get 300 Dharma, such as for a substory reward, you'll be rewarded with 330 Dharma instead)

1500
Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #2 Increases the rate at which you gain Dharma by another 10% 3000
Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #3 Increases the rate at which you gain Dharma by another 10% 6000
Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #4 Increases the rate at which you gain Dharma by another 10% 9000
Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement Max Increases the rate at which you gain Dharma by another 10% 12000
Full Stomach Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #1 Slightly suppresses the reduction of Dharma Acquisition when eating food while your health bar is full 1500
Full Stomach Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #2 Suppresses the reduction of Dharma Acquisition when eating food while your health bar is full 4000
Full Stomach Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement Max Greatly suppresses the reduction of Dharma Acquisition when eating food while your health bar is full 8000

Other
Upgrade Description Dharma Cost
Rakunai Fame Enhancement

Increases Ryoma's fame in Rakunai by a certain amount

1500
Rakugai Fame Enhancement Increases Ryoma's fame in Rakugai by a certain amount 1500
Mukurogai Fame Enhancement Increases Ryoma's fame in Mukurogai by a certain amount 1500
Fushimi Fame Enhancement Increases Ryoma's fame in Fushimi by a certain amount 1500
Gion Fame Enhancement Increases Ryoma's fame in Gion by a certain amount 1500

 

Shinto Priest's Shop

The following are the items you can get when exchanging Dharma with the Shinto Priest (after getting the upgrade via Dharma exchange from the shrine). After you have the upgrade, speak to the priest at the shrine in Rakunai to exchange Dharma for items. You can get more items from the priest after getting the upgrades from Dharma exchange at the shrine.

Picture Item Dharma Cost
Platinum Plate 16000
Gold Plate 12000
Silver Plate 1800
Copper Plate 150
Iron Plate 20
High Class Kimono - Shinrinryoku 1500
High Class Kimono - Iyashishimizu 3500
High Class Kimono - Mantenzakura 6000
Very High Class Kimono - Murasakitsuyaboshi 10000
Shinto Priest's Rice Ball 50
Frenzy Pill - First Class 150
Vitality Pill - First Class 200
All-Purpose Pill - First Class 500
Red Water 2000
Blue Water 2000
Yellow Water 2000
Green Water 2000
Training Water 2000
Red Dango 4000
Blue Dango 4000
Yellow Dango 4000
Green Dango 4000
Training Dango 4000
Red Daifuku 10000
Blue Daifuku 10000
Yellow Daifuku 10000
Green Daifuku 10000
Training Daifuku 10000
Firework Ball 120
Black Metal Powder 210
Grinding Stone 30
Small Gold Nugget 430
Sacred Tree Wood 1300
High Quality Hide 70
Beautiful Fur 160
Wild Silk 280
Beast's Tail 450
Famous Horse's Mane 650
Vermilion Cloth 880
Beautiful Silk 1100
European Cloth 1400
Rainbow-Coloured Fabric 1800
Broken Chopping Board 100
Water God Stone 1000
Flint 1000