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Photos of Jizō: some seen, some unseen

I’ve just uploaded a new short sequence of photographs of Jizō Bosatsu from the Shikoku pilgrimage in Japan (the trip that led to the book “East or West.”) This is a new sequence of some older work. Description: Each photograph in … Continue reading

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Shikoku and shamanism

Clearly pilgrims from all walks of life embark on their journey around Shikoku for an ever-changing variety of reasons. However, it’s also clear that the pilgrimage is part of ancient ascetic and shamanistic practices in Japan. Carmen Blacker addresses the … Continue reading

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