Mt. Shichimen Fall Colors 2017

This year I had work related visits to Mt. Shichimen in the spring and fall. Both times I was blessed with good weather and many fine views. The work is not particularly hard but the only way up is a 3~4 hour steep hike.

Shichimensan is a holy mountain, Shichimen Daimyojin is the deity enshrined there, said to be the human incarnation of the daughter of the Dragon King described in Chapter Twelve of the Lotus Sutra. She transforms herself into a Bodhisattva leads many people to enlightenment vowing to protect all followers of the Buddha.

There is beauty and power you can experience climbing Mt. Shichimen.