These are the records of my trips around Shikoku. I walked the entire pilgrimage in one go during the Spring of 1999, including the 88 main temples and the 20 bangai temples. I walked the henro trail a second time beginning in 2005, but this time walking one prefecture per year: Tokushima (2005), Kōchi (2006), Ehime (2007), & Kagawa (2008). I returned for a third walk when i guided someone around the trail in 2011.
The journal entries have gotten pretty sporadic in recent years as internet connectivity has gotten harder to come by and i have felt less need to write, given that i write a lot here and on my blog already. However, for a full story of what it is like to walk, my 1999 journal is fairly extensive.
I already look forward to another circuit of the trail and another slow walk and chat with the Daishi about a great many topics. I'm telling you, that guy really likes to talk once you get him started...
When i'm not on Shikoku, i continue any writings about the henro trail on my blog,
which i write under my Chinese name, Lao Bendan.