SHIKOKU HENRO Pilgrimage
THREE WEEKS DURATION START- April 2023
Pedal Aussie is using the pilgrimage to build cardio for future bicycle tours,
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The Shikoku pilgrimage route (or Shikoku Henro) is one of the few circular-shaped pilgrimages in the world.
It includes 88 “official” temples.
Buddhist priest Kūkai (Kōbō Daishi) spent time during the 9th Century.
If walked, the entire route is about 1,200 kilometers long .
This pilgrimage provides the an opportunity to reflect on one's life and to change for the better.
1. sedge hat（菅笠 / sugegasa）
2. white vest（白衣 / hakui or hakue
3. rosary（数珠 / juzu）
4. bell（持鈴 / jirei）
5. bag（頭陀袋/ zudabukuro）
6. stole（輪袈裟 / wagesa）
7. staff（金剛杖 / kongōzue）
8. nameslips（納札 / osamefuda）
9. pilgrimage book（納経帳 / nōkyōchō）