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The Mark of Beauty

This unconventional art program introduces the great variety of beauty to be found in the arts and crafts related to everyday Japanese life.

Hosted by Masao Kusakari

ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

Mon.4:30 - 5:00
10:30 - 11:00
16:30 - 17:00
22:30 - 23:00

Oct. 27, Mon.

The Shikoku Pilgrimage

Ohenro refers to the pilgrims visiting 88 temples in Shikoku associated with the eminent priest, Kukai (or Kobo Daishi), who reinvigorated the Buddhist religion in Japan in the 9th century. So what do the pilgrims get to see on their arduous 1,200km journey around the island? And how are they treated by the local residents they meet along the way? We delve into this 1,200 year-old tradition of pilgrimage.

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