immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)


Teaching Resources

Akakura Mountain Shrine Architecture

Shrine courtyard and living quarters

The shrine office and shop are on the left, below a large sleeping area. (To the far left, outside of the picture frame, are the Reido and Shinden shrines). Visitors will normally enter through sliding door on the right, into the main reception area.  The kitchen area is off to the right.

During festivals,the courtyard area is used to register visitors and their offerings.

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