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May 18, 2013: Sand sculpture at last, an elusive padoga, storytime at Station Udon, and chilling at Mikasa Sukasa

I had breakfast, such as it was, in my room at the inn.  I hadn’t stocked up properly so it consisted mostly of snacks.  Kanbegawa-san left first and it seems that I was the last to leave.  3,530 more words

May 17, 2013: Unpen-ji, the last pilgrim crusher

Early in the morning, the inn woke up and the bustling began.  Henro guests were fed, packed up, and seen off in the same efficient manner of the night before.   4,580 more words

Behind the Monk's Back (Haiku)

behind the monk’s back
a yellow leaf falls –

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai:  Zentsu-Ji – where we were remembering part of our pilgrimage along the 88 temples on Shikoku Island. 115 more words


May 16, 2013: Excellent conversation and a henro inn that has this down pat

It was nice to be able warm up breakfast in the microwave before leaving, although it was hard to eat first thing in the morning.  I’m used to being up and moving around for a bit first. 3,155 more words

Field Report: Matsuyama (12 February 2014) - Part 3/3

Old-fashioned onsen bathing is an experience one normally associates with resort towns or rustic mountain hideaways, but Matsuyama’s own hot spring district brings the experience a little closer to downtown. 1,046 more words