Shugendo (mountain asceticism) opportunity

The following article from the Japan Times is notable for a number of reasons. Above all it shows how Shugendo is opening up to outsiders in dramatic fashion: rental clothing from a tourist office, and advertisements in English would have been … Continue reading

Tohoku sacred mountain-island

Sacred island in disaster-hit Miyagi becomes idyllic climb spot By Maaahiko Ishikawa, Asahi Staff Writer, August 14, 2017 ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture–A mountain hit by landslides due to 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster is fast becoming a “holy place” for climbers … Continue reading

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