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Osorezan - Where the spirits dwell
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Where the spirits dwell | The Osorezan

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For a long time now, the word “itako” has been associated (at least in the popular culture) with that of Osorezan, the Hell Mountain located in Northern Aomori. While their activity is clearly broader thant that performed at the mountain, this is an undeniably powerful element that concurred in recent years to the popularity of itako themselvs. The Osorezan is infact the most important sacred place of Tōhoku, celebrated as the hells’ mountain, and its volcanic slopes are considered the physical representation of the different buddhist afterworlds. 

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Welcome to Hell: Mount Osore
Welcome to Hell: Mount Osore
Welcome to Hell: Mount Osore
Welcome to Hell: Mount Osore
Welcome to Hell: Mount Osore
Welcome to Hell: Mount Osore
Welcome to Hell: Mount Osore
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Welcome to Hell: Mount Osore

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Mount Osore, whose name is generally translated with Dread Mountain, is a sacred mountain raising in the middle of the Shimokita peninsula 下北半島, in the northern part of Aomori Prefecture.

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