Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai

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Originally published in Japanese, this renowned guidebook by Tateki Miyazaki offers detailed and practical information on how to make the 1,150-kilometer pilgrimage around the island of Shikoku. For example: when is the best time to go, how much does it cost, how to make a daily plan, what to take, what to do at each temple, what rules a pilgrim should follow, how to sleep outside, how to perform takuhatsu and waterfall training, and what to do when the journey is over. In addition, in the second half of the book, there are brief historical descriptions of 238 sacred sites along the pilgrimage route that have some relation to the 8th Century Shingon Buddhist priest Kukai, who is also known as Kobo Daishi.

First Printing: 2011.12
Second Printing: 2015.9
Author: Shikoku Pilgrim Path Preservation Cooperative Association
Tateki Miyazaki (C)2010
URL http://www.iyohenro.jp/
Translator & Editor: David C. Moreton (C)2011
URL http://www.davidmoreton.com
Publisher: Buyodo Co. Ltd. Takeya Kojima
Address : Buyodo Co. Ltd. 3-8-16 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027
URL http://www.buyodo.co.jp/ E-mail shikoku@buyodo.co.jp

空海の史跡を尋ねて 四国遍路ひとり歩き同行二人 解説編(第7版)英語版
初版発行:2011.12
著者:へんろみち保存協力会 宮崎建樹 (C)2010
URL http://www.iyohenro.jp/
翻訳者 / 編集者:David C. Moreton (C)2011
URL http://www.davidmoreton.com
発行者:株式会社 武揚堂 代表取締役社長 小島武也
発行所:株式会社 武揚堂 103-0027 東京都中央区日本橋3-8-16
URL http://www.buyodo.co.jp E-mail shikoku@buyodo.co.jp

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Time 1
Chapter 2 Number of days required 4
Chapter 3 Preparing for the trip 4
A. The way of making a pilgrimage 4
B. Choosing a course 7
C. Visiting Mt. Koya 7
Chapter 4: Costs and a Budget 8
Chapter 5: How to Plan 9
A. Basic facts for walkers 9
B. An actual pilgrimage plan 11
C. How to make an actual plan 12
D. Choosing a place to stay 13
E. Actual plan for a working pilgrims 13
Chapter 6 Pilgrim Goods and Things to Pay Attention To 14
(1) Kongo-zue 15
(2) Hakui / Shiroshozoku 17
(3) Sugegasa 18
(4) Kyohon 19
(5) Wagesa 19
(6) Juzu 19
(7) Nokyocho 19
(8) Osamefuda 20
(9) Fuda-basami 20
(10) Zuda-bukuro 20
(11) Teko 20
(12) Kyahan 20
(13) Senko / Rosoku 20
(14) Mochisuzu 20
(15) Nokyo kakejiku 21
Chapter 7 Equipment and Things to Carry 21
(1) Shoes 21
(2) Socks 22
(3) Shoe Inlay 23
(4) Raingear 23
(5) Underclothing 24
(6) Knapsack 25
(7) Waist pouch 26
(8) Flashlight 26
(9) Dryer 26
(10) Thermos and Cup 26
(11) Compass 26
(12) Tape 27
(13) Emergency Kit 27
(14) Other things to take 27
(15) Portable Mosquito Coil 27
(16) Scythe 28
(17) Things to Protect Against the Cold 28
Chapter 8 The Weight of the Gear 28
Chapter 9 Pre-departure Preparations 29
Chapter 10 Money 29
Chapter 11 Making Reservations 30
Chapter 12 Manners at the Sacred Sites 31
A. Basic worshipping method 31
B. Order of Sutra reading 32
C. How to fold your hands 33
D. How to worship at a shrine 33
Chapter 13 Rules (Do's and Don'ts) of a Pilgrim 33
A. Rules 33
(1) The 3 tenets of belief for a Shikoku pilgrim 33
(2) 10 Commandments 34
B. The Seven Free Ways of Service 35
C. Etiquette 36
Chapter 14 How to walk the Pilgrim Path 37
A. Things to consider 37
B. The know-how of walking the pilgrim path 39
Chapter 15 Sleeping Outside 46
(1) Time 46
(2) Necessary gear 46
(3) Points to consider 47
Chapter 16 About Takuhatsu 47
(1) Preparing for takuhatsu 48
(2) How to do takuhatsu 48
(3) The reason for practicing takuhatsu 48
(4) The beginning of takuhatsu 49
(5) Order of takuhatsu 50
(6) Rules of takuhatsu 52
Chapter 17 Waterfall Training 52
Chapter 18 Going Home ? the End of the Training 53
PART 2 - List of Sacred Sites 58
Index Map 145

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