Duke University Press (2003)
The Shinden has the most elaborate altar (saidan) in the shrine. It is centered on two mirrors and a large candelabra in the shape of the three-peaked Akakura mountain. On the morning of the Great Summer Festival in July, the walls of the Shinden behind the altar are opened up, so that worshippers may see the Honden (Kami sanctuary) immediately behind the Shinden.
Early each morning, two elaborate offering trays of rice and water are presented to the mountain divinities on the Shinden altar. (see Immortal Wishes, pp. 132-140)
The walls of the Shinden are covered with votive paintings depicting revelatory visions experienced by worshippers.