~Goat Track Photography~
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~SHIKOKU: PILGRIM PORTRAITS~

Japan

Pictures of pilgrims on the Shikoku Henro in 2015 & 2017.

I did both my pilgrimages alone & rarely stayed in temple lodgings or guesthouses. Most of these pilgrims were encountered on the road or trail when we would stop for a brief rest & chat, language differences permitting. By far the majority of these meetings occurred on my first walk: I was going anti-clockwise, so met a lot of clockwise-travelling walkers as we passed.