Guide Book "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai"Japan pilgrimage route

¥1,650
  • Guide Book "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai"Japan pilgrimage route
  • Guide Book "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai"Japan pilgrimage route
  • Guide Book "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai"Japan pilgrimage route
  • Guide Book "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai"Japan pilgrimage route
  • Guide Book "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai"Japan pilgrimage route

Guide Book "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai"Japan pilgrimage route

¥1,650
This is a guidebook to the Shikoku Pilgrimage Route in English published by Shikoku Pilgrim Path Preservation Cooperative Association. The first part explains how to prepare for and make the pilgrimage, and the second part offers brief descriptions of the 88 main temples. This book helps you to understand the Pilgrim Path more deeply.  We also recommend you use it along with Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide.

■SIZE
Length about 26cm/10.2inch
Width about 18cm/7inch
Thickness about 0.8cm/0.3inch

■Weight
about 325g

(Table of Contents)
  • Chapter 1: Time
  • Chapter 2: Number of days required
  • Chapter 3: Preparing for the trip
  • Chapter 4: Costs and a Budgeting
  • Chapter 5: How to Plan
  • Chapter 6: Pilgrim Goods and Things to Pay Attention To
  • Chapter 7: Equipment and Things to Carry
  • Chapter 8: Weight of the Gear
  • Chapter 9: Pre-departure Preparations
  • Chapter 10: Money
  • Chapter 11: Making Reservations
  • Chapter 12: Manners at the Sacred Sites
  • Chapter 13: Rules(Do’s and Don’ts)of a Pilgrim
  • Chapter 14: How to walk the Pilgrim Path
  • Chapter 15: Sleeping Outside
  • Chapter 16: About Takuhatsu
  • Chapter 17: Waterfall Training
  • Chapter 18: Going Home – the End of the Training
  • Distance chart of basic walking course for Shikoku Pilgrims
  • 3days Model Course of the Pilgrim Path at Tokushima
  •  Weight cart of gear to be carried by walking pilgrims (unit: gram)
■PART2   「List of Sacred Sites」 Originally published in Japanese, this renowned guidebook by Tateki Miyazaki offers detailed and practical information on how to make the 1,200-kilometer pilgrimage around the island of Shikoku. For example: when is the best time to go, how much does it cost, how to make a daily plan, what to take, what to do at each temple, what rules a pilgrim should follow, how to sleep outside, how to perform takuhatsu and waterfall training, and what to do when the journey is over. In addition, in the second half of the book, there are brief historical descriptions of 238 sacred sites along the pilgrimage route that have some relation to the 8th Century Shingon Buddhist priest Kūkai, who is also known as Kōbō Daishi.

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