The Beginning of Rebirth

1Mt. Haguro


Shōkanseon-bosatsu (The Buddha of Worldly Benefits) = Fudaraku-jōdo = The Present (Jōdo is the world of Buddha)
Ideha-no-Kami (Guardian Deity of Dewa Province) and Ukanomitama-no-Mikoto (Deity of Crops)

First enshrined by Prince Hachiko, Mt. Haguro is a Buddha (Shōkanseon-bosatsu) who saves people in the living world. It is the closest of the three mountains to civilization and is said to bring worldly benefits to the living; thus, it represents the present.