Fulfilling a Vow at Xiangshan 香山還願

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Here’s a woodblock illustration to a folktale and opera set at the Daxiangshan temple outside Miaowan in Shaanxi province (陕西省耀县庙湾镇大香山寺). This complex dates back to the fourth century and sits high on a mountain ridge above the town, with temple halls dotting the summits. The story goes that King Zhuang had a daughter named Miaoshan, who despite her marriage wanted …