Tag Archives: Japanese Pilgrimage

How do you draw a circle?

When it comes to long pilgrimages, people seem to want to measure the authenticity of a journey with certain criteria that are linked to the pilgrim’s potential level of suffering. They ask questions like: Did you walk the whole way? … Continue reading

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What should you read to learn about the Shikoku pilgrimage?

I recommend starting with the work of Oliver Statler. The American scholar Oliver Statler (1915-2002) still stands at the center of Western studies on the Shikoku pilgrimage. If you want to learn more about the pilgrimage in English, the best … Continue reading

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