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: Foundress performing water discipline (mizu gyo) inside the waterfall of Fudo, one of the most important sites of shugyo (ascetic discipline) on Akakura mountain.

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