Henro Afterword

If you’ve gotten this far, I thank you for reading my posts, whether one or all. You may have noticed that some links are sending you to another website. That is where I am migrating all these entries.

You can now find this Henro Afterword in my
Shikoku Minisite

Athena Lam

A content marketing strategist and consultant.

17 thoughts on “Henro Afterword

  1. Dear Athena
    Your pilgrimage of ‘enlightenment’ moved me deeply, brought tears to my eyes. It calls for reflection for each of us whose hearts & lives you touched, no matter how brief.
    Your life will never be the same again, you have entered the realm of ‘mindfulness’ for the rest of your life.
    Continue to touch the hearts & lives of those around you.
    Much love Alfreda

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    1. Hi Alfreda,

      Thanks for reading this! I really appreciate it, and am relieved to know that some people have actually read it and managed until the end. One never knows when writing such things.

      I hope our paths cross again in the near future!

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  2. I am currently reading your blog and love it!! I walked in autumn 2014 and I am thinking of walking again (only Tokushima-ken) for 10 days in the second half of july, but I am worried about the heat and humidity. I heard people calling it ungodly and everybody really advises against me doing it. It’s just that I miss it so much and i can’t get off anytime soon in the next year, i can only take time off in the summer! i really miss the food, the people, the temples, is it really not worth going back just for a 10 day trek? Not entirely sure yet….would you think its still enyoable?

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    1. Hi Kelly, thank you for reading and for leaving this lovely message. It’s encouraging to know that my posts are interesting or helpful enough to be read.

      I responded to your e-mail and facebook message and I hope you have the chance to walk it! The summer is challenging, but all the more rewarding because of it!


  3. Thank you for your beautiful writings of the pilgrimage. I just finished a few days ago after several setbacks in the beginning. Your diary entries were inspiring to me, knowing that someone else out there had struggled a lot, too (even though I didn’t even do nojuku!). I felt so down on myself, wondering why I struggled to walk even 25km when other bloggers were like, “Yeah, I walked 40km!” I wanted to quit every other day at one point.
    But I just finishedy pilgrimage a few days ago and already want to go back and try it again, maybe try to walk the whole thing next time. As difficult as it was, it was a great experience that goes beyond words. For now, though…lots of rest and a visit to Mt. Koya!

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    1. Hi Marianne,

      Thank you for the kind words. I’m on the road again, so I have only had time to read your kechikan and your latest post about Kyoto.

      Reading your ending equally reminds me of mine. 🙂 I don’t know if you read my post about missing my train in Kochi in the rain — the worst part was I’d arrived early and misunderstood the time on the schedule. I definitely relate to your learning about taking a photo. haha. Things go around in circles — your newer memories refresh my older ones. I hope you have enough time to walk your way up to Koya-san. It is a gorgeous walk and very gentle. I wrote about that too, and if you haven’t already, please do stay overnight at the temple. That is something I wish I had time to do.

      When you do, have a safe trip back to Canada. If you are in Toronto next time I visit, let’s meet up. 🙂


      1. For sure! Hipefully we can meet sometime in Toronto!

        I will be headed to Koya-san in the morning and have decided to hike up the Choishi Michi. I debated with myself for days about whether to do it or not but have decided to do it. Of course, it rained today so it’ll probably be muddy. It seems to always rain before I hike up the mountains, haha.

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