Saturday, April 12, 2014

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

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.

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.

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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