“Shugendo Now” at the International Buddhist Film Festival

For those of you in the San Francisco area, there’s a feature documentary tomorrow and Thursday on shugendō, Japanese mountain asceticism, in the modern age. It looks really amazing, so see the site and trailer below for more information!

Next week (6 & 9 December) there will be a pair of screenings of the feature documentary “Shugendo Now” in the San Francisco Bay area during the International Buddhist Film Festival. Please see full screening details below. You are invited to view our trailer and accompanying press materials at the following site:


See the URL below for a review by Paul Swanson that features our and two other recent films on Japanese religions (“Where Mountains Fly” by Sandra and Carina Roth & “Shugen: Haguro-san Aki-no-mine” by Kitamura Minao) in the fall 2010 issue of the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies.

Issue 37, number 2, article # 861



6 December 2010
California Film Institute
San Rafael, California 7pm


9 December 2010
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, California 7:30 pm


Full IBFF program and events calendar is available here:


Mark Patrick McGuire
Humanities / Campus Sustainability Initiative
John Abbott College

Image from Happenstand

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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