immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)

Teaching Resources

Sacred Places

Oishi Jinja

Akakura Mountain Shrine has close historical connections to Oishi Shrine, located about a mile down the road. Dedicated to Bato (horse-headed) Kannon, Oishi has been visited for generation by women seeking aid in conception and protection in childbirth. The shrine is usually unoccupied, except on special ritual occassions.

See: Slide Show of Oishi Shrine


Website developed by Ellen Schattschneider (Brandeis University)