immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)



Akakura Mountain Shrine Rituals

The Great Summer Festival (Taisai)

During the intermediate phase of the ceremony, before the Cooking Pot rite,lay shrine officials and local politicians present pure sakaki leaves, placing the green leaves on the small offering table at the front of the sanctuary.  (On sakaki presentation, see Immortal Wishes. pp. 122-123)

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