immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)

TEACHING RESOURCES


 PAINTINGS IN AKAKURA MOUNTAIN SHRINE



III. IMAGES THE GODAIMYOO (FIVE LORDS SHRINE)

The Fire Divinity Fudo Myoo

Fudo's waterfall is visible to his left. In his right hand he holds his sword, in his left hand the rope with which he binds up evildoers. One tooth points above, to heaven, the other tooth points below, to hell.

 


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