immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)

TEACHING RESOURCES

AKAKURA MOUNTAIN SHRINE STATUES


The Shrine's Foundress

The statue of the foundress is centered on an elaborate altar in the Mieido subshrine. To the right is the foundress' "bath", where the water of the divinities is purified.

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