“The Shikoku Pilgrimage: Japan’s Sacred Trail” Book Talk
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The Shikoku Pilgrimage on the island of the same name is one of the few circular pilgrimages in the world. At 1,200 kilometers in length, the trail includes 88 temples and passes through diverse countryside such as idyllic bamboo groves, deserted beaches and ordinary Japanese neighborhoods. John Lander, long-time resident of Japan, author and photographer, has visited and recorded every temple in evocative images, providing fascinating details about the origin of the trail and what the pilgrimage means to the thousands who undertake it every year. He will give a visually stunning and informative presentation about Japan’s sacred trail as highlighted in his newest publication. Joining him in conversation will be Jeffrey Dym, Professor of History at Sacramento State University.
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