Sendachi is Yamabushi, a well-experienced Shugendo practitioner. When entering into the sacred mountain for the purpose of a Shugendo training, they lead a group and teach manners of the trainings.
In Tenkawa Village, there are two kinds of Sendachi. One is a monk Sendachi. They are dressed in a monk outfit, brow conch trampet and make a preach. Another is a mountain Sendachi. They are not monks but belong to “Nemuro-kai” which is consists of professionals with the skills of mountain guiding and Shugendo trainings. In Shugendo which gives most importance to training than theory, a well-experienced sendachi is a most reliable leader on the dangerous mountains. Following Sendachi’s words is a must to complete your training safely.