Votive painting of the Fudo waterfall, depicting
a revelatory vision of the shrine
founder. The founder, wearing a white pilgrim's cloak
and headband, is performing mizu gyo (water austerities)
while praying underneath the waterfall
of Fudo. To the right side of the waterfall stand
three of her praying disciples, also attired in white pilgrim's
robes. Immediately above the pilgrims, on the right
side of the waterfall, stands the mountain divinity Akakura
Daigongen as an unkempt hairy young man, with wild eyes.
Dressed in white, with bare feet, he holds two staffs in
his right hand, one with a small white flag attached.
Above the waterfall in the lava field, two dragons peer
out at each other from behind boulders, as if they are advancing
toward one another. Higher still, the three peaks of Akakura
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