Duke University Press (2003)
PAINTINGS IN AKAKURA MOUNTAIN SHRINE
I. Images In the Shinden (Inner Sanctuary):
important painting hangs over the front entrance of the
Shinden inner sanctuary. A long rectangular votive black
and white painting of the enormous dragon that visited the
foundress in her initiatory dreams, calling her to the mountain.
The dragon's massive head is back-lit by a great full moon.
In the foreground scores of small human figures watch: