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This is also known as Tsūkai sankeiki. It consists of two parts and is a record of Buddhist priests worshipping at the Ise Shrine during the Kamakura period. It was completed around 1286 by the priest Tsūkai (1234-1305) of the Daigoji Temple. Tsūkai is the son of Ōnakatomi Takamichi, the chief official at Ise (saishu). The record takes the form of a series of questions and answers between a priest and a commoner under the large trees of the Inner Shrine (Naikū) while the ceremony for raising the framework for the Outer Shrine (Gekū) is being conducted. Part One contains the story of the various shrine buildings on the shrine grounds, and Part Two expounds on the amalgamation of Buddhism and Shintō (shinbutsu shūgō) by associating the shrines with the Womb and Diamond World mandalas (particularly associated with the Shingon Buddhist sect). There are many articles regarding Buddhist activities at the shrine, mainly centered upon Hōrakusha, which Tsūkai is said to have had some hand in establishing. This work is contained in the Jingi section of Zoku gunsho ruijū.

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