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)

At the end of the intermediate phase of the morning rite, a priest addresses the congregation, explaining that the cooking pot and drum will now be set up at the front. Other speeches have just been given by shrine officials and local dignitaries, and some awards have been presented to dedicated shrine members.

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