Shinto shrine and Buddhist temples had been harmonized well since
Priest Shoto civilized Nikko. Also, mountainous area was worshipped
by people since early times.
Therefore, Mt. Nantai is the center of belief and
it equals to Oomunachino-mikoto god and Senju-kannon (1000-armed Kannon).
In this sense, Mt. Nyohou also is the center of belief and it equals
to Tagorihimeno-mikoto goddess and Amida Nyorai. Moreover, Mt. Tarou,
Ajisukitakahikoneno-mikoto god and Bato-kannon god gather people's
It looks confused for modern people, but religious
philosophy of mountainous worship, Shinto and Buddhism were harmonized
in the past. This condition continued until 1868, but Meiji government
launched a law to separate Shinto and Buddhism. Many temples were
merged temporary from 1871.