Mountain Gorge, looms large in the iconography and ritual practice
of the shrine. It is characterized by many dramatic volcanic
and geological features, and is compared by many worshippers
to a woman's genitalia, "the thing of a woman". Through
it runs Akakura river, the source of the life-giving water of
the gods. The gorge also spatially orients those undertaking
mountain asceticism (shugyo).
photograph of the gorge is displayed within the Reido ancestral
veneration hall of the shrine.