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SACRED SITES AND PILGRIMAGE ROUTES IN THE KII MOUNTAIN RANGE: KUMANO SANZAN
The point of origin of the Kumano cult is the Kumano Sanzan shrine complex, which includes Kumano Hayatama Taisha, Kumano Hongu Taisha, and Kumano Nachi Taisha. The three Kumano Sanzan shrines are the Sōhonsha ("head shrines") of all Kumano shrines and lie between 20 to 40 km from each other. They are connected to each other by the pilgrimage route known as "Kumano Sankeimichi." The great Kumano Sanzan complex also includes two Buddhist temples, Seiganto-ji and Fudarakusan-ji.
FOTOPEDIA MAGAZINE | 05/25/13TEXT FROM WIKIPEDIA, cba SOME RIGHTS RESERVED.PHOTO BY Jean-Marie Hullot, cb Some rights reserved