I hope that they typhoon that rattled through Shikoku did not do too much to shake your resolve to come down here to the “Pure Land” of Japan. We do get annual typhoons coming through, but they tend to be here at the end of August and the first weeks of September.
After that we have the greatest autumn season of the planet. And that is prime time to start your pilgrimage here. The weather is cool enough but not hot. The scenery is astonishing as the autumn colors fill the skyline as you walk through the hills and mountains. The water is calm on the Seto Inland Sea.
It seems that inspiration for the Shikoku Pilgrimage is reaching all over the world. I want to share with you here a short article written by an ohenro from Sri Lanka.