immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)

TEACHING RESOURCES

 PAINTINGS IN AKAKURA MOUNTAIN SHRINE


(See Chapter Two, "Between Worlds: Akakura's Architecture of Potential Transformation," esp. pp. 58-65, 77-83)

I. Images In the Shinden (Inner Sanctuary): 


 
Detail: Young Akakura Daigongen, holding a Buddhist flag. His image recalls the unkempt appearance of a mountain priest (yamabushi)

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