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The Shikoku Pilgrimage (四国遍路)

    

 
Pilgrims from 1909 - at temple 18, Onzanji

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For practical information, check out: 

David Turkington`s Pilgrimage on Shikoku Island website
(アメリカのディビット・タキントンの四国遍路についてのホームページ
 
(not all hotels listed) 
 
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Elevation Maps
1. Long version                2. Letter-size version                             3. Legend. 

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Articles related to the Shikoku pilgrimage route: 
 
written for Awa Life - a monthly newsletter for foreign residents in Tokushima (downloadable PDF file)
(http://www.topia.ne.jp/english/awalife/)
 
April 2014 - Temple 1, Ryozenji 
May 2014 - Temple 2, Gokurakji
June 2014 - The cave at Jigenji
July 2014 - A 5-temple pilgrimage from Temples 13 to 17
August 2014 - Konjiji - inner sanctum of Temple 13, Dainichiji
September 2014 - The mountain hike from temples 11, Fujiidera to 12, Shosanji
October 2014 - About hair along the Shikoku pilgrimage
November 2014 - recently restored Kamomichi (route by Temple 21) 
December 2014 - History of foreigners and the pilgrimage - Part 1
January 2015 - History of foreigners and the pilgrimage - Part 2
February 2015 - Water and the Shikoku pilgrimage
March 2015 - Fingers and the Shikoku pilgrimage 
April 2015 - Maeyama Ohenro Koryu Salon between Temple 87 and 88
June 2015 - Temple 88, Okuboji
August 2015 - Temple 6, Anrakuji
September 2015 - The giant kites of Naruto 
 
 
 
 



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The history of non-Japanese and the Shikoku Pilgrimage:
(外国人と四国遍路の歴史) 
 
1) Frederick Starr       University of Chicago Anthropology Professor. Pilgrimage in 1917 and 1921
   (フレデリック・スタール)   (シカゴ大学の人類学者。四国遍路 大正6年と10年)
 
2) Alfred Bohner        German Teacher at Matsuyama High School. Pilgrimage in 1927     
 (アルフレッド・ボーナー)   (旧松山高等学校でドイツ語の先生。四国遍路 昭和2年)
 
3) Oliver Statler         University of Hawaii Professor. Pilgrimage in 1968 and 1971 
 (オリバー・スタットラー)   (ハワイ大学の教授。四国遍路 昭和43年と46年
 
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Maps and other documents on the Shikoku Pilgrimage: 
(四国遍路についての地図や文献) 
 
 
 
 
 
5) Heisei period (1989 - )
 
 
                                                      (These books contain facts about the founding of each temple and their development as well as numerous tales of miracles)
 ** Look above for articles **
 
(various illustrations) 
 
 
(約100年前の霊場絵葉書)
 
 
 
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Materials related to other pilgrimages in Japan 
 
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Caption:  "Shikoku Henro" - Postcard
Dated February 18, 1938 
Sent from Japan to the USA 
"You see two Japanese girls in this picture. They are pilgrims and visit every sacred places of Japan." 
 
 
 
Postcard (date unknown) 
It is not clear what pilgrimage route they are on.