Category: Traditional Culture

Karato Matsuri 2016 on Teshima

  Just a quick note if you’re currently visiting the Setouchi Triennale 2016 and are planning on going to Teshima tomorrow (or don’t know where you’ll be going yet), or simply if you live in Kagawa and have no plans for tomorrow. Know that the...

Preparing Your Pilgrimage in Japan?

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....

Zentsu-ji Pagoda

    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...

Motoyama-ji and an encounter…

  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...