Osorezan: Reuniting with the Dead

Spiritual Explorers

25m 00s
Broadcast on November 27, 2022 Available until November 27, 2023

Osorezan is one of Japan's most sacred sites, drawing some 200,000 visitors annually from across the country. The mountain's eerie and otherworldly volcanic landscape stoked the belief that Osorezan is the entrance to the afterlife, where the living can encounter the spirits of the dead. Minami Jikisai, the acting chief priest of Osorezan Bodaiji Temple, encourages visitors to reflect on the meaning of death. Explore the unique Japanese perspective on life and death.

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