WORKSHOP> “Provincial Developments in the History of Shugendō: Part 1 Dewa” (January 29-30)

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Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder of our 2022 kickoff session for the ongoing Pre-modern Japanese Religions Workshop (PJRW) via Zoom on January 29-30, 9:00-11:30AM (Japan Time): “Provincial Developments in the History of Shugendō: Part 1 Dewa.” 


DAY 1: 1/29 9:00-11:15 am

Opening Remark

Ōuchi Fumi (Professor, Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University)
Shugendō Sound Culture: The Case of Haguro Shugen”

Frank Clements (Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, University of British Columbia)
"Meet the New Bettō: Greeting and Installing a Chief Administrator in Early Modern Haguro Shugendō"

Closing Remarks

DAY 2: 1/30 9:00-11:30 am

Opening Remarks


Andrea Castiglioni (Senior Lecturer, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences)
“Osawabutsu Mandara at Mt. Yudono: The Sacred Landscape of the Valley of the Immortals (Senninzawa 仙人沢)”

Suzuki Masataka (Professor Emeritus, Keio University; President, The Association for the Study of Japanese Mountain Religion)
“Chōkai Shugen: Ritual and Performance”

Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks


[Workshop Language]

Main language of this workshop will be Japanese. We will circulate English translation of the abstracts. Informal simultaneous Japanese to English interpretation of the presentations will be provided, and the committee members will be happy to help with impromptu interpretation during Q&A.


Please register using this google form:


If you have any questions, please contact Akiko Walley (

Premodern Japanese Religion Workshop Steering Committee: 

Matsuo Kenji (Yamagata University), Fujii Jun (Komazawa University), Asuka Sango (Carleton College), Eric Haruki Swanson (Loyola Marymount University), Akiko Walley (University of Oregon).

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