immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)

Teaching Resources

Akakura Mountain Shrine Architecture

Dragon Shrine

Immediately to the right of the Honden (Kami sanctuary) is a small shrine to the Dragon divinity, Ryujinsama. Each morning, a small offering tray of rice and water is brought to this subshrine (see Immortal Wishes, pp. 133-136)

During the ancestor memorialization rite in October, one of the three ritual pyres is placed in front of this subshrine.

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