Tagged: Shikoku Pilgrimage

Beware the Ushi-Oni

  When you visit Negoro-ji, the 82th Temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, you will be welcomed by a very unfriendly looking creature: the Ushi-Oni!     This “cow-demon” is one of the mythical creatures of Japan. If you want to know more about this particular...

Ryozen-ji, Shikoku Pilgrimage’s First Temple

  Today, we’re leaving the Setouchi area a little bit. We’re even leaving Kagawa Prefecture to head to its neighbor in the South East of Shikoku, namely Tokushima Prefecture. More precisely, we’re going to the city of Naruto where our destination of the day is. I’m...

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...