JAPAN 88 TEMPLE PILGRIMAGE Day 1

Very nice short first day of Pilgrimage going from Temple 1 to Temple 5.

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My Pilgrimage rhythm includes not using commercial walking sticks. I prefer one provided by nature. As usual she provides as I found a big crooked stick just after Temple 1. Or perhaps it was Kukai who found me? I say that because it is believed that the spirit of Kukai resides in the Ohenos walking stick.

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Not just Buddhist Temples, but also Shinto Shrines. (Have to say I like Shintoism’s lack of dogma and specific rules).

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And then we came across a peaceful Shugendo Temple which incorporates parts of many religions (which also seems quite nice). Also found a rhythm of less chanting with stronger good intentions.

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Gate into Temple 2 Gokurakuji

Very interesting walk and then welcomed by a delightful host at Morimotoya minshuku(like a B&B) near Temple 5, Jizoji.

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Our host prepared a delicious authentic Japanese dinner of sashimi, tofu hamburger, Japanese egg soup, Konyaku, green tea.

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Cool and dapper kid

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Nice to see a female monk writing in my Nokyocho. Most of them are males

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Typical Minshuku room

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Gyoki statue at Temple 2. The founder of Temples 1-3

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2 Japanese flowers
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Entering Gate to Temple 1, Ryozenji
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Fingers pointing the way instead of yellow arrows
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Leaving Kobe
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Behavior no nos on bus. No loud talking. No talking on phones. No eating. Be careful with baggage. Amazing how quiet and orderly everyone is.

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4 thoughts on “JAPAN 88 TEMPLE PILGRIMAGE Day 1”

  1. Ingmar Beldman

    Beautiful pictures! Wow! I so miss the sakura🙏🏻 More, more please😂🙏🏻

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