Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 11: July 1

Kochi City 高知市 Temples: 31 Chikurin-ji (竹林寺), 32 Zenjibu-ji (禅師峰寺) Weather: Cloudy with Sunny Parts Travel Method:  Walking Distance: 17.1 km My alarm goes off in the pitch-black room. I resent it with a passion I never felt when woken by sunshine and the cheerful birds after a sleepless nojuku night. In the fog of fatigue after […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 7: June 27

Shishikui 宍喰 → Kiragawa 吉良川 Temples: 24 Hotsumisaki-ji (最御崎寺), 25 Shinshō-ji (津照寺), 26 Kongōchō-ji (金剛頂寺) Weather: Cloudy + Rain Travel Method: Bus + Walking Distance: (+40) 27 Morning. Fold futon. Curtains. Sunshine. It rained. Pack. Food. I move around as quietly as I can. Aurelie is still sleeping, and I enjoy extending the quiet as long […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 5: June 25

Anan City 阿南市 → Awa-Fukui 阿波福井→ Hiwasa City 日和佐市 Temples: 23 Yakuō-ji (薬王寺) Weather: Sunny + Cloudy Travel Method: Train + Walking Distance: (+14) 17.7 A clatter of voices and footsteps outside my door wakes me up. After it dies down, I roll over and push myself up groggily. I pack my bag and put the futon […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 4: June 24

Anan City –> Katsuura –> Aratano –> Anan City Temples: 20(Kakurin-ji 鶴林寺), 21(Tairyuu-ji 太龍寺), 22 (Byoudou-ji 平等寺) Weather: Sunny + Cloudy Travel Method: Car + Walking + Car Distance: (+22) 17 Additional Resources: Map of Kamo-no-michi between Temples 21-23 (2016) The morning glow gradually fills my room, but I can’t shake the sleepy haze. Slowly, I feel the […]

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