Mr. Tomoki Tsujita-Mountain guide and mountain practice “Yamabushi” monk
✿When you challenge a strenuous trail in Japan, Tomoki is the man to meet. He supports your day perfectly safe and comfortable. The secret of his guiding is his pure spirit as a monk. If you see Tomoki, he might be an ordinary Japanese man, but his heart is very warm and full of deep love toward mountains and nature.
He was born in Wakayama, the bottom of Mt. Koya, which is famous as a religious centre of esoteric Buddhism. When he was in 20s, a mountain practitioner recommended him to try Shugendo, mountain ascetic training. Eventually he has got many titles as below.
◆Official Mountain guide of Japan Alpine Club
◆Certified guide of Mt. Koya Kongobu-ji precinct
◆World Heritage Meister of Wakayama prefecture
◆Official guide of Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage
◆Buddhist monk of Shingon esoteric sect
Throughout the year, Tomoki is walking in mountains, mainly in Kii peninsula and Shikoku area to keep his deep knowledge of the area. He also knows Kumano all the separated ancient routes very well including the latest conditions not as a mountain guide but as somewhat a mysterious wise man from the sky…
His power has been strengthened by fruit milk, not by SAKE. After walking in ragged mountain trails for a long time, he usually sips it and nods with satisfaction.