Saturday, April 12, 2014

Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Day 6, May 19th, 2012


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The sixth day of my walk along the Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage route was as glorious as the previous few days. Like the last 2 days my route lay roughly east through the mountains.

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The spine of western japan is the Chugoku Mountains, and here on the northern side the rivers run mostly north towards the sea, so my easterly route involved a lot of up and down. The last 2 days I had been in the watershed of the Hi River, the site of the Yamata no Orochi myth, but todays I should pass over into another watershed.

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After leaving Hinobori I crossed over to the next valley and then started the climb up to the first pilgrimage temple of the day.....

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