Talk:Mountain of Faith

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I have a theory as to how this game came to be. You should know that the Moriya Shrine which moved to Gensokyo in this game is based on the Suwa Grand Shrine in the Nagano prefecture. Lake Suwa (Suwa-ko) is the lake which moved with it, and also the namesake of its god, Suwako. The Onbashira festival happens during Mountain of Faith, and the pillars can be seen in the final and extra stages (and on Kanako's back) , and is referenced in the final stage's stage theme. This is all established factually. However, what neither this wiki nor wikipedia mentions is that there is a spectacular fireworks show on the lake every year to commemorate the end of WWII, and Suwa city is home to many Pyrotechnicians. The fireworks reflecting on the lake, the surrounding mountains, and some of the best pyrotechnics in Japan make this show simply amazing to watch. Fireworks also look very much like Danmaku. I think this show may have inspired ZUN to make a game set here. This is uncertain, though. Also, kind of unrelated, but there is an interesting phenomenon at Lake Suwa which occurs when the lake freezes over. It either happens because of the ice expanding in the daytime and shrinking at night, or because of the convection made by the natural hot spring under the lake (wikipedia says this, but i've read that it happens because of the other reason). This phenomenon, known as O-Miwatari, was believed to be caused by gods crossing the lake. the legend gets more detailed, but I don't think it has anything to do with Mountain of Faith, it just seemed interesting. Unless it does, and if you know anything on this or ZUN's inspiration for the game, post! Even if you're not a user, it's something you should do if you hink you might benefit the community. Take it from me, just a nameless fairy who wrote a post which turned into an editorial. 71.246.250.130 21:49, 17 October 2008 (UTC)A Nameless Fairy who wrote a post which grew into an editorial


-I meant 'think' -more info on O-Miwatari http://www.town.shimosuwa.nagano.jp/English/minwa.htm -more info on fireworks http://nippon-kichi.jp/article_list.do?areaId=20&ml_lang=en -The last one of the Fun facts section in Sanae's profile says,

In fact, in Japan, there is an old lady whose name is 'Sanae Moriya', who works as 78th chief shrine maiden. She is descendant of Suwako Moriya according to the family tree located in the shrine.

What? Seriously!? That one seems too incredible to be credible. Or maybe, it's too good to be true. If anyone can cite any sources, or knows where to find a copy of the family tree, or better yet, can go over to the shrine and actually give us evidence with that Tengu device called a camera, please come forward. Or even better yet, if you ARE Sanae Moriya (or know her) and can prove it. Though I don't really expect that, I'm kind of hoping for it. 71.246.250.130 22:12, 17 October 2008 (UTC)A Nameless Fairy who felt the need to come back after writing a post which grew into an editorial

Omiwatari is referened in a spell card in the extra stage. And I think the actual Sanae Moriya is fifty-something, according to niconico. _dk 07:48, 18 October 2008 (UTC)


MoF actually works on Windows 98 SE. StB works as well. May we add Win98SE in MoF's and StB's Platforms section? The Platform could mean "This is supposedly made to play in these platforms" or something, so I wanted to clarify before editing. Lloyd Dunamis 06:10, December 22, 2009 (UTC)

the box on the bottom

I'm digging the box at the bottom of all the MoF related pages. It's really easy navigation, I suggest someone do this for all game-specific pages. I would do it myself but, I have no idea how...

Talk:Touhou Wiki#Navboxes !8RstuPId2Y 01:57, February 21, 2010 (UTC)

Inaccurate music info

"Again, just like any other title screen, the title screen is an arranged version of "Theme of Eastern Country" (テーマ・オブ・イースタンストーリー) from Akyu's Untouched Score vol.5 (幺樂団の歴史5). The motif most notably heard in "Player's Score" is also present in the beginning of Kanako Yasaka's theme, and in the staff roll theme."

I'm flummoxed as to why this information is inaccurate and unnecessary... Tony64 (Talk/Con.) 11:19, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure this information is not inaccurate. Ibaraki Ibuki (talk) 02:30, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
Indeed both are fact, but do we really need the formal? As it says, all of the music for the title screen is the arrange of it in the Windows era. So if you're gonna put that, all of the game pages will need it too, which I believe is unreasonable thing to do. Isn't it fine if it's noted on the "Theme of Eastern Country" page itself?--Doncot (talk) 12:06, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

It Is Not Theme of Eastern Country, It Is Theme of Eastern Story, If By Any Chance It Is Theme of Eastern Country, THEN GO & CHANGE EVERY SINGLE PAGE TO MAKE IT CONSISTENT, If It Is It Is Theme of Eastern Story Then Change This Page To Make It Such. AWMonopolyMan 000 (talk) 16:31, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Unless There is Proof That It's Theme of Eastern Country Like The Youkai Domination Thing (I'll Give You That), I'll Be Changing It Back To Theme of Eastern Story. AWMonopolyMan 000 (talk) 16:37, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

It's just an error, and most people misread it for "___story" apparently. ☢ Quwanti 16:47, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
No, I don't think so. The quoted text (テーマ・オブ・イースタンストーリー) says it's "story" and not "country". テーマ "tiimu" ⇒ theme; オブ "obu" ⇒ of; イースタン "iisutan" ⇒ eastern; ストーリー "sutoorii" ⇒ story, for non-JP readers.
Monopoly has a point, though. Did ZUN ever title one of the arranges "Theme of Eastern Country" for some reason, and that's why "story" has been translated as "country"? Anyway, since the first discussion's about whether to note the title theme's arrangement or not, I'm for not doing so since I think that that's superfluous and unnecessary. La bruja pícaro (talk) 16:51, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
I don't mean in the context of "mistranslation", but more like that people didn't realize there was standing "country" instead of "story". At least I didn't. For the fact that I was the one adding that particular sentence to this page (and others). ☢ Quwanti 17:04, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
After checking a few pages, including Akyu's Untouched Score vol.5, it looks like it was just one mistake on this page when I thought there were more. Um, oops... ehehh, well, that's that. La bruja pícaro (talk) 17:12, 4 May 2013 (UTC)