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» 11/2020: Mountain Entry event with Mitsunaga Kakudo Dai Ajari,
                        'Marathon monk' of the Tendai sect.



Mountain Entry at Mt. Koshikidake
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2019 Kumano to Yoshino
2017 Mandala of the Mountain Film Night
2015 Mount Haguro Nyubu
2014 Shugendo Cultural Studies Association Kyoto

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.
For more in Mitsunaga Kakudo see:
Learning to Persevere
Marathon Monks of Mt. Hiei
Living in the Practice: An Interview with Mitsunaga Dai-Ajari

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