immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)



 

Teaching Resources

Akakura Mountain Shrine

Ancestral Memorialization Rite (Senzo Kuyo)

Two elderly women worshippers pray as they walk by one of the burning pyres

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