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Cool Sites : Shikoku Pilgrimage

Friday, June 3, 2005 Posted: 10:52 AM JST

All cultures develop pilgrimages, and Japan is no exception. The country has several big ones, including the famous Shikoku Henro. These are the best sites about the Shikoku Pilgrimage:

Experiencing the Shikoku Pilgrimage
An article by Ashley W. Wright reprinted from The Asian Wall Street Journal of 26 October 1977. (ENG)

Kikusui Henro House
Detailed information about the Shikoku Henro (Shikoku Pilgrimage) by a Japanese pilgrim. Most information in Japanese, but contains helpful English translations. (ENG JPN)

Pilgrimage and Complexity
The Adjustment Within a Representative Japanese Pilgrimage System, a paper by Hiroshi Tanaka Shimazaki. Published at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. (ENG)

Pilgrimage on Shikoku Island
Extremely detailed guide for those interested in walking the pilgrimage of the 88 sacred temples in Shikoku. (ENG)

Shikoku Henro
Brief summary in English and Japanese of the history behind the Shikoku Henro (Shikoku Pilgrimage). By Akiko Takemoto and Steve McCarty. (ENG JPN)

Shikoku Henro Internet Project, The
Project for the distribution of electronic information on the Shikoku Pilgrimage of Japan. Originally conceived as an extension of a graduation thesis at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Incomplete site, but still informative. (ENG)

Shikoku Henro Michisaki Annai
The Pilgrim Path Preservation Cooperative Association assists Shikoku Henro pilgrims by clearing paths, placing markers, publishing guide books and researching pilgrimage culture and history. (JPN)

Shikoku Pilgrimage, A Brief Guide
Brief guide for English-speakers who plan to undertake the 88 temple pilgrimage of Shikoku. (ENG)

Find more sites related to Japan at Japan Links.

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