immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)


Teaching Resources

Akakura Mountain Shrine Rituals

Ancestral Memorialization Rite (Senzo Kuyo)


Worshippers circumambulate thirty-three times around the shrine precincts. Here, they pass by the table, in front of Shokannonsama (visible to the left), on which have been piled offerings of rice wine and foodstuffs.


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