Wishes, pp. 1-8)
Akakura Mountain Shrine
was founded by a local rural woman born in the 1880s. As a young
mother, she experienced a series of revelatory dream-visions in
which she was called by the divinity Akakura
Daigongen to perform shugyo (ascetic
discipline) on Akakura Mountain.
She is now revered as
a divinity at the shrine and often referred to as the Great Mother.
Image Hall, in the rear of the complex, is dedicated to her and
contains a likelike statue of her. She
is also depicted in votive paintings
and in this statue, in front of the Reido ancestral hall.