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Thursday
26
APR

Shikoku Henro: a Japanese pilgrimage

19:00
20:00
Stammen Café & Bar
Event organized by Stammen Café & Bar

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1200 km in distance, 88 sacred Buddhist temples. Shikoku Henro is Japan’s most famous pilgrimage.

Shikoku is the smallest of the four main islands of Japan. It is the birthplace of the revered Buddhist monk Kōbō Daishi (774-835), who initiated this route. Nowadays, pilgrims from Japan and all over the world follow his footsteps. By visiting some or all of these temples , especially on foot, one may become closer to their true self. In addition, there is beautiful nature and local hospitality along the route.

Shikoku Henro is divided into four sections, starting from Tokushima, through Kōchi, Ehime, and ending in Kagawa. This division also reflects the four stages of practicing Buddhism.

Chin-Yu Lee did her pilgrimage to the 23 temples in Tokushima (place of spiritual awakening) in spring 2017. In this talk, she will give a brief introduction of Shikoku Henro and share some of her personal stories from this amazing trip.

The talk will be held in English.

P.S. From 17.00 there will be a Vegan Japanese Buffet at Stammen. For more info check out the event Torsdagsbuffet: Japan.

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