LynyrdSkynyrd wrote:None of them are Shingon, I have checked.
I meant the mummy's hat not other... those mummified shingon priests look just like the one you send... so it does not have to be dressed like actual priest, they may have some special way to dress them after death. They do not die in those robes and hats. And I am just curious, if it is not a mummy of a shingon priest, then of whom?
anyway if you have more complete links then just send them. Maybe there will be some explanation.
Oh, the mummy I think is Shingon, sorry. The first picture and the one I have are not.
I would provide more information, but I honestly don't have much to give
From people I have checked with in Koyasan....none of them have ever seen that hat worn there. Perhaps another Shingon sect, but that really wouldn't fit with the particular picture I am trying to find more information on.
You said Rinzai hats are similar, could you elaborate more on this? As I am shooting in the dark here, any similar hat and all information, including what you have already given and could continue to provide, is extremely appreciated! Particularly though would be Rinzai, as that was the monk in question's affiliation.