Month: November 2021

A sense of accomplishment: the only motivation needed

Today as we got up and headed to Sanjingosaiden, Dewa Sanzan Shrine, the outside was completely white. I love Mt. Haguro once all the trees have lost their leaves because it means we get to see quite far. We also took a path down the mountain which is a bit unconventional, I would say less …

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Don’t skip the steps

Don’t skip the steps. To make sure you make it up the steps, take then one by one. Getting over confident and skipping steps only leads to disaster before long. One step at a time is how to guarantee you get to the top.

What is a Yamabushi? The ancient mountain dwellers of Japan

For starters, the only way to really understand what a yamabushi is, is to become one yourself. However, I understand this isn’t exactly practical for most people, so I will give a rudimentary introduction of my understanding of the yamabushi from my perspective as a Dewa Sanzan Shrine Yamabushi. It’s also important to note that …

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