2009年09月24日

prayer of a hundred lights

A prayer that was made in conjunction with the lighting of a large number of condles or oil lamps (not necessarily one hundred), which served as an offering to the deities.
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ascetic monk

Here, this term refers to a practitioner of Shugendo, which was a form of mountain worship indigenous to Japan. These ascetic monks, known as shugenja or yamabushi, practiced austerities in the mountains and sought either to invoke or exorcise spirits by performing fires and the chanting of magical formulas.
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