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Samurai, Shoguns and Shugendo | My Faces and Places
Tohoku, north of Tokyo is a hidden gem - mystical mountains, volcanic lakes, hot springs and farmlands. Shugendo - pilgrimage of three sacred mountains representing the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Visited Sendai, its founder Samurai Date Masamune, the famous 33 Kannon Buddha temples and a museum town of Shimogo.