immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)

TEACHING RESOURCES

AKAKURA MOUNTAIN SHRINE STATUES

Kannon


During the Ancestral Memorialization rite in October, the central Kannon statue in the rear area of the shrine is the center of ritual attention. She is dressed in a brocaded robe and surrounded with flowers. In the middle background are visible some of the small kannon statues that surround her.



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