Yamabushi

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Yamabushi (山伏) (one who prostrates himself on the mountain) are Japanese mountain ascetic hermits.[1]

Their origins can be traced back to the solitary Yama-bito and some hijiri (聖) of the eighth and ninth centuries.[2]

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  1. ^ Nelson, Andrew Nathaniel (1995). The Original Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Classic ed.). Rutland, Vermont: C. E. Tuttle Co. pp. 134, 346. ISBN 9780804819657.
  2. ^ Blacker, Carmen (1999). The Catalpa Bow: A Study of Shamanistic Practices in Japan (3rd ed.). Richmond, Virginia: Japan Library. pp. 165–167. ISBN 1873410859.

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