Are you preparing your pilgrimage in Japan? Of course I’m talking about the Shikoku Pilgrimage, also known as the Shikoku Henro, Shikoku Junrei and a few others. Sure, there are more pilgrimages all over the country, but this is the one foreigners are usually aware of. Also, it happens to be […]
So, on Sunday on Ogijima happened something that only happens every two years; its Summer matsuri! Of course, I was there. If you want some background information about it, let me invite you to read my post about the matsuri of two years ago. This year, I was gladly […]
Located in Zentsu-ji, the 75th and main temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, this pagoda is the very first one I’ve seen in my life. So, even though I’ve seen bigger, larger, older and more impressive ones since, it has a special importance to me.
Today, a few lines about Motoyama-ji, the Shikoku Pilgrimage’s 70th temple. But just a few lines, as you will see, my visit turned out a little differently than expected. Motoyama-ji is located in Mitoyo, right next to Kan’onji (both cities border each other) and I had meant to visit […]
I’m back after a few weeks break (my parents were visiting, I had some vacation as well as some busier than usual time) the blog is back with this picture of a Taikodai from the Karato fall matsuri on Teshima that takes place every year on October 21st […]
Yesterday was my (more or less) yearly visit of Megijima (as well as, earlier in the day, my 10th or so, visit of Ogijima in the year – yet some people think they’re pretty much interchangeable – people who don’t know them, but I’m already getting sidetracked). The reason […]
When you go to Yashima-ji – the 84th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage – located in Takamatsu, make sure you see the tanuki. The temple is full of them, and while some of them are quite obvious, some other ones are pretty well hidden. Here are just a few of them: […]