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Dewa Sanzan Sacred Mountain

Dewa Sanzan Sacred Mountain

Alena Eckelmann

Mountain worship, such as that performed in Yamagata's Dewa Sanzan, has a long tradition in Japan, a country that is 70% covered by mountains and forests

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Yamagata: Spiritualism and Nature

Yamagata: Spiritualism and Nature

Geoff Day

While the northwestern area of Yamagata is famous primarily for the Dewa... Sanzan mountains and temples, there are also subtle connections to spirituality

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Ishidan Marathon at Mount Haguro

Ishidan Marathon at Mount Haguro

Late Oct

But come mid-October, the lowest of the Dewa Sanzan mountains (“The Three... Mountains of Dewa,” i.e.

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Kurokawa Noh

Kurokawa Noh

Alena Eckelmann

Kurokawa, a small village near the mountains of Dewa Sanzan in Yamagata Prefecture, is preserving a 500-year-old tradition of Noh theater

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