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Otake Dainich-nyorai engi emaki (History of the Otake Buddha)

The Otake Dainichi-nyorai engi emaki is painted on three scrolls and in the possession of Kotakuji-Shozenin, the headquarters and training center of the Haguro Shugendo sect. This emaki explains the origin of the Otake Dainichi-do, a sanctuary within the temple's compound enshrining Otake Dainichi Buddha. The scrolls depict the legend of the woman Otake, who is considered by Haguro Shugendo to be an incarnation of Dainichi Buddha. This database, with digitized pictures of the emaki and Otake related resources, was created with the full support of Shozenin.



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