The Way of the 88 Temples: Journeys on the Shikoku Pilgrimage (Hardback)Robert C. Sibley (author)
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Although himself a gaijin, or foreigner, Sibley saw no other pilgrim on the trail who was not Japanese. Some of the people he met became not only close companions but also ardent teachers of the language and culture. These fellow pilgrims' own stories add to the author's narrative in unexpected and powerful ways. Sibley's descriptions of the natural surroundings, the customs and etiquette, the temples and guesthouses will inspire any reader who has longed to escape the confines of everyday life and to embrace the emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of a pilgrimage.
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
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