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

Kumano asceticism

    Mountain asceticism alive today: Kumano journey refreshes body, mind by Masahira Ueno / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer  January 28, 2014 NARA—Deep in the Kii mountain range, the sounds of horagai triton shell horns echo around Sho no Iwaya, … Continue reading

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