The Japanese island of Shikoku is the birthplace of the most revered figure in Japanese Buddhism, the monk and teacher Kobo-Daishi. For hundreds of years, a 750-mile pilgrimage route has circled this mountainous island, connecting 88 separate temples and shrines that claim connection to Daishi, also known as the Great Master.
Notes from the Field: Temple of the Two Dragons (Shikoku)
Travel to the Temple of the Two Dragons on the island of Shikoku.
Notes from the Field: Steve's Story (Shikoku)
Meet American pilgrim Steve Williams traveling in Shikoku, Japan.
Notes from the Field: Jenn and Alex (Shikoku)
Meet American pilgrims Jenn and Alex journeying around the island of Shikoku in Japan.
Notes from the Field: The Henro (Shikoku)
Take a look at the traditional garb of the henro, the pilgrim of Shikoku.
Notes from the Field: Osettai (Shikoku)
Take a break with Shikoku locals.
Notes from the Field: Abalone (Shikoku)
Taste the Shikoku delicacy of abalone.
The Evolution of Buddhism in Japan (Shikoku)
Video resource from PBS LearningMedia.