• 02 Dec 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Japan's Sacred Trail

In collaboration with the Japan Society of Boston

Thursday, December 2, 2021

6:00 - 7:00 PM EST 

Hosted online via Zoom

(Zoom link is in your registration confirmation e-mail)

The Shikoku Pilgrimage is the most important pilgrimage in Japan, and one of the few circular pilgrimage routes in the world. Created by Kobo Daishi - the founder of Shingon Buddhism, the 1,200 kilometer trail connects some 88 temples along the perimeter of the island of Shikoku, and has from its conception become an important passage for personal reflection, spiritual healing, and the custom of charitable giving known as o-settai.

Join us for this special presentation as author and photographer, John Lander, takes us through idyllic landscapes and stunning temples to share the origins and stories of this scared trail, documented in his most recent publication The Shikoku Pilgrimage - Japan’s Sacred Trail, and learn why so many people devote themselves to undertaking the pilgrimage year after year.

John Lander is a freelance photographer based near Kamakura, Japan. When he is not at home, he is out and about on photography assignments at local events, festivals or indulging in his passion: Japanese gardens. Japan has been home for nearly 40 years. John’s photography has been featured in GEO, TIME Magazine, National Geographic, Travel+Leisure, Rough Guides and many others.

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