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  These are the records of my trips around Shikoku. I walked the entire pilgrimage in one go during the Spring of 1999, including the 88 main temples and the 20 bangai temples. I walked the henro trail a second time beginning in 2005, but this time walking one prefecture per year: Tokushima (2005), Kōchi (2006), Ehime (2007), & Kagawa (2008). I returned for a third walk when i guided someone around the trail in 2011.

The journal entries have gotten pretty sporadic in recent years as internet connectivity has gotten harder to come by and i have felt less need to write, given that i write a lot here and on my blog already. However, for a full story of what it is like to walk, my 1999 journal is fairly extensive.

I already look forward to another circuit of the trail and another slow walk and chat with the Daishi about a great many topics. I'm telling you, that guy really likes to talk once you get him started...


My Trip in 1999
My Trip in 2005
My Trip in 2006
My Trip in 2007
My Trip in 2008
My Trip in 2011
My Trip in 2016

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When i'm not on Shikoku, i continue any writings about the henro trail on my blog,
Essentially Nothing,
which i write under my Chinese name, Lao Bendan.