Thank you so very much for coming to this website. What has been on these pages has been the chiseling away of the Shikoku Pilgrimage and the slow, but sure, development of the book which was published this year (2019). It had taken me a year to travel to each of the temples, and two more to do deeper research and gather information.
The book I managed to put together is not to be read as “THE expert” text on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Quite the contrary. I’m just a regular Canadian guy learning as I go. Nor is it supposed to be a “wacky expat in Japan has wild and crazy experiences on the holy venerated culturally precious excursion of the Japanese soul” kind of book. I never thought that living a life overseas is just a series of punchlines.
What I hope the book does for newcomers to this part of Japan, and to hikers, travellers, and pilgrims on the Shikoku Pilgrimage is to inspire, inform, and encourage. If I manage to do any one of those three I’ll consider the project a success. Asking for more than that just sounds greedy.
Anyway, the book is available on Amazon. It is also in the Kindle format as well.
If you buy the book you have my undying thanks. And if you don’t I hope you come to Shikoku anyway! There is a lot to see and explore.