immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)

TEACHING RESOURCES

Akakura Mountain Shrine Rituals

The Great Summer Festival (Taisai)



In preparation for the Cooking Pot rite, the ritual drum of the late shrine foundress Kawai Mariko, which a senior kamisama spirit medium will beat as she chants "Saigi, Saigi" ("Repentance, Repentance") is placed on the stage area of the Shinden.

SEE VIDEOS OF THE COOKING POT RITE






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