Phoetic : A Shikoku Temple Pilgrimage

By Simon Carey-Smith

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Phoetic : A Shikoku Temple Pilgrimage

Project 2016-09-26 00:00:37 +1300

The Pilgrimage

On Shikoku island, Japan's 4th largest island, there is an ancient pilgrimage, a 1200km loop which passes by 88 buddhist temples. It's known locally as Hachijūhakkasho (八十八箇所).  Pilgrims who follow the route are called o-henro, and are recognised by their distinctive white clothes and cone-shaped hat.

 
Before I came to Japan, over 3 years ago in Ethiopia, I heard about this pilgrimage and resolved to hike it.  Now I finally have the chance!  Over October and November 2016 I will follow the route around the 88 temples. 
 
Would you like to share this journey with me?
Map
 

The Journal

Japan is a land of surprises, textures of modernity and undiluted culture running parallel, a wallpaper of enchantment.
 
My dream and goal is to hike around 88 temples, over 44 days, and try to capture the aromas of Shikoku in Photos and Poetry, producing a book titled "Phoetic".
 ohenro

Donations and Expenses

Donations here will go towards basic expenses involved in carrying out the pilgrimage over 44 days, and production and publication of the coffee-table book "Poetic".
 
Pilgrimage costs : I aim to keep to about $10/day over 6 weeks, which hopefully will cover initial pilgrim clothing, temple stamps, and some food. Any contribution at all is much appreciated.
 
I will produce and publish "Phoetic", a coffee-table-style book which will be available for purchase at a discounted rate for supporters of this pilgrimage. For any large donations, the book will be posted to you as a gift once published. For smaller donations, there will be small gifts such as pilgrimage calendars and "phoetic" cards.

 

Fund-raising

It costs the Fred Hollows Foundation about $25 to give sight to a blind person in a developing country. If I can raise $25 for every day I'm walking, this amount will help 44 people to be able to see and appreciate the beautiful world we live in.
Knowing you donated will also encourage and motivate me in the difficult moments on the pilgrimage!
To donate please follow the link below:

https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/expedition-wide-eyed#

 

To see latest news and photos related to the pilgrimage, please visit the page below:

https://www.facebook.com/ExpeditionWideEyed/

 

Pilgrimage

 

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Hans Weston
2016-10-01 19:24:04 +1300
Nagisa Maekawa
2016-09-28 15:40:00 +1300

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Phoetic : A Shikoku Temple Pilgrimage

Project 2016-09-26 00:00:37 +1300

The Pilgrimage

On Shikoku island, Japan's 4th largest island, there is an ancient pilgrimage, a 1200km loop which passes by 88 buddhist temples. It's known locally as Hachijūhakkasho (八十八箇所).  Pilgrims who follow the route are called o-henro, and are recognised by their distinctive white clothes and cone-shaped hat.

 
Before I came to Japan, over 3 years ago in Ethiopia, I heard about this pilgrimage and resolved to hike it.  Now I finally have the chance!  Over October and November 2016 I will follow the route around the 88 temples. 
 
Would you like to share this journey with me?
Map
 

The Journal

Japan is a land of surprises, textures of modernity and undiluted culture running parallel, a wallpaper of enchantment.
 
My dream and goal is to hike around 88 temples, over 44 days, and try to capture the aromas of Shikoku in Photos and Poetry, producing a book titled "Phoetic".
 ohenro

Donations and Expenses

Donations here will go towards basic expenses involved in carrying out the pilgrimage over 44 days, and production and publication of the coffee-table book "Poetic".
 
Pilgrimage costs : I aim to keep to about $10/day over 6 weeks, which hopefully will cover initial pilgrim clothing, temple stamps, and some food. Any contribution at all is much appreciated.
 
I will produce and publish "Phoetic", a coffee-table-style book which will be available for purchase at a discounted rate for supporters of this pilgrimage. For any large donations, the book will be posted to you as a gift once published. For smaller donations, there will be small gifts such as pilgrimage calendars and "phoetic" cards.

 

Fund-raising

It costs the Fred Hollows Foundation about $25 to give sight to a blind person in a developing country. If I can raise $25 for every day I'm walking, this amount will help 44 people to be able to see and appreciate the beautiful world we live in.
Knowing you donated will also encourage and motivate me in the difficult moments on the pilgrimage!
To donate please follow the link below:

https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/expedition-wide-eyed#

 

To see latest news and photos related to the pilgrimage, please visit the page below:

https://www.facebook.com/ExpeditionWideEyed/

 

Pilgrimage

 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Hans Weston
2016-10-01 19:24:04 +1300
Nagisa Maekawa
2016-09-28 15:40:00 +1300

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