You should know how vast and deep the world of Shugendo is.

Rev. Raun
The chairman of Sanjinken-no-Kai. The master of his own training and prayer hall Kashoan. While being a Shingon monk of Mt. Koya and helping people with his incantation skills, he has been performing ascetic practices as Yamabushi travelling all across Japan for years. He served as the acting chief priest of Ominesanji Temple on Mt. Omine, which is the primal Dojo of Shugendo, in 2017 and 2021. He trains his pupil Yamabushi and conducts his own group Kurikara-Ko that pilgrims major sacred mountains including Mt. Omine and Mt. Ishizuchi every year. He also offers pilgrimages open for pubic regularly both in Kanto and Kansai regions. Private mountain training is available at request if accepted. Tracing the footsteps and perspectives of great founders, he introduces the mystics and clarifies the vast and deep world of Shugendo including its related traditions and cultures. Aiming at developing capable ascetics, he opens the door for anyone from eager novices to serious seekers of the traditional Shugendo path, if not the way of Tengu.

For the glories of deities and prosperity for all…

Rev. Shinsei
The adviser of Sanjinken-no-Kai. The chief priest of Genmyoin Temple (Kinpusen Shugen Honshu Sect) that enshrines the deities Chintaku-Reifu-son and Kongo-Zao-daigongen. Since his childhood, he had performed ascetic practices at sacred mountains including Mt. Ontake under the mentorship of an Inari ascetic. After entering the priesthood at Kinpusenji Temple, he has been offering prayers visiting holy places across Japan for both deities and people, based on the concept that Shugendo is the way to serve deities from the perspective of Buddhism, especially Esoteric Buddhism. Besides pilgrimages on his home ground Mt. Inari, he conducts rituals at related Inari shrines, namely, Shirataki Shrine and Genkuro Inari Shrine. He leads his own group Kogen-Ko to pilgrim mountains such as Mt. Omine and Shodoshima Island. He also leads the group Zao-Taimatsu-Ko which offers a torch to Shuni-e Festival at Todaiji Temple every February. Advocating the importance of the right faith before the psychic, he welcomes all who practices in a cheerful but sincere manner.


The tradition of "Hoin-sama" still goes on.

Rev. Kosho
The adviser of Sanjinken-no-Kai. Hoin (mountain ascetic priest) of Wakoin Temple in Yamagata, which has been passing down the tradition of Shugendo since the foundation by Yugen-hosshi in 809. After completing training and Denpo-Kanjo ritual in Mt. Hiei, Rev. Kosho has devoted himself into mountain ascetic practices, including 24 times of Akimine Training at Kotakuji Temple of Mt. Haguro, Omine Okugake Training, and San-Zenjo Training (Mt. Fuji, Mt. Tateyama, and Mt. Hakusan). While perfoming practices reguarly as his lifework in his home ground Mt. Yudono, he also leads his own group Kumokiri-Ko and pilgrims the Three Mountains of Dewa every Summer. Since olden times, Yamabushi, especially in Tohoku region, have supported lives of commoners as a religious leader in a community and have been revered under the name Hoin-sama. Being as a priest of Tendai Sect, he carries on such a tradition which is often described as Sato-Shugen (lit. Village Shugendo), by offering incantations and conducting rituals and festivals at the request of locals.


The Six Great Elements are the Thatagata's sermon; entering mountain is the attainment of Buddhahood.

Rev. Taikyo
The adviser of Sanjinken-no-Kai. The Dean of the Faculty of Education at Gokurakuji Temple, the Head Temple of Ishizuchisan Shingon Buddhism. The deputy chief priest of Higiridaishi Kogenji Temple, Fukuyama, which enshrines a statue of Kobo-daishi granted from Ninnaji Temple and has been revered as a holy place of consultations and incantations. He started entering Mt. Ishizuchi for ascetic practice since his childhood. After mastering Shingon Esoteric Buddhism at Sennyuji Temple and Daigoji Temple, he has accomplished sever ascetic rites including the eight-thousand-piece homa. Aiming at realizing all things in the universe as the Tathagata's Sermon, he conducts pilgrimages to Mt. Ishizuchi, Mt. Kamegamori, and Mt. Ryuo regularly as well as waterfall ablutions. Advocating the importance of cultivating tolerance through the experience of surrender, he has been accepting and leading many ascetics from home and abroad to achieve the Mutual Reverence, Mutual Offering, and Mutual Prosperity.


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