» 11/2021:    Mountain Retreat with Mitsunaga Kakudo Dai Ajari,
                        'Marathon monk' of the Tendai sect. *Postponed*

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Mitsunaga Kakudo Dai-Ajari (光永覚道) was born in Yamagata in 1954. After ordaining at Enryaku-ji temple he began the Sennichi Kaihogyo practice in 1990 (1000 day mountain asceticism of the Tendai sect). He is currently the head priest of Nanzenbo (比叡山麓南善坊) at the foot of Mt. Hiei.

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For more in Mitsunaga Kakudo see my translation of:
Living in the Practice: An Interview with Mitsunaga Dai-Ajari

Mt. Koshikidake Retreat: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

2019: Mt. Omine: Yoshino to Nachi Pilgrimage
2015: Mt. Haguro Pilgrimage

2014: Japan Shugendo Cultural Studies Association gathering: Kyoto

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[ Outdoor votive fire festival in Higashine, Yamagata. ]

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