Tenzin (Revenge of Michizane)
Photographic Print Black and White
In the middle of the Heian period (about 1200 years ago),
the revengeful ghost appears in the temple on the Mount-Hiei.
He was the former minister MICHIZANE which was relegated by the plot of his political enemies and
died at the distant place. To the high priest, he requests to stop the sooth-Homa-pray against him,
but the priest rejects. Suddenly, he flies into a fury to belch out blaze from his mouth.
The priest folds a mudra and chants the tantra-mantra "VAM",
then the blaze is put out and the ghost vanishes ...
Photographs and Sentences (C) All Rights Reserved Masato SHIGEZAWA 1994-2006
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