Departing with freshly washed clothes and dried shoes. Sunny, it is going to be quite hot. “Good morning” so many times, School boarding time, huge number of school kids, compared to the other days. Roaming in the rain, yesterday was far past, swiftly walking in the warm sunny day no breaks.I saw black swans, first … Continue reading 88_21


Grey dark morning, departing old beautiful Tsushima town. I passed through Uwajima without much of sight seeing, yet I could not keep the good pace. After the 41st temple, the weather got worse, then by the time, when I  was about to leave the gate of the 42nd temple, it was raining cats and dogs. … Continue reading 88_20


I left the accommodation and got into mountains. Two mountain crosses today. During walking on highway, many things come across in my mind, but on the mountain path, I only concentrate on walking. Some times I glance views in between trees, then keep going. Everyday is almost same, but always new and different path. Long … Continue reading 88_19


In Shikoku, as soon as leaving the coast, and the sea is no longer in my sight, I feel that I am in the middle of no where, far away from the sea. Walking next to rice fields in between mountains. Shoes do not conduct the heat from asphalt, but tired swollen feet are heating … Continue reading 88_18


After leaving the accommodation, walking on the soft beach in warm mist, heading to the Cape Ashizuri.Back to the asphalt along the cliff, towards to the cape, mist cleared up. Gradually vegetation changes to Subtropical.Three days after the last temple, eventually Temple Kongofukuji, there are turtles everywhere, statues and symbols. I saw a carcass of … Continue reading 88_17


A good sleep in a huge room with sound of ocean.Hazy morning, heading to Shimanto river today. There are many kites in Shikoku, it is easy to spot them at the coast. They are entertaining to look at, while walking on boring high way. At a convenience store, just before the Shimanto river bridge,  I met … Continue reading 88_16


Clothes and shoes are almost dry by morning. It is a very calm day, walking along the river in a daze, looking sceneries. Why the river is so blue, although it is not so deep?Under the forest, where there is constant flow of water, concrete wall was cover by green, it looks beautiful. Looking at … Continue reading 88_15


Rain, sometimes torrential rain. In 15 minutes, trousers, shoes are completely soaked. Discomfort is the process, but once all completed, it becomes unnoticeable. At the Settaijyo (service, break place for pilgrims), I was advised not to go traditional pilgrim path in the mountain, there are chance of landslide, which is also written on the map. … Continue reading 88_14


Getting up with sunrise, going back and hit the 36th Temple before breakfast. Along the very clean Yokonami Skyline, almost no traffic and no body, it feels endless along the cliff, some how very sentimental feeling, and some point I really wanted listen some music, not much thoughts but grabbed by those weird sad feeling, … Continue reading 88_13