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Shuin (Seal Stamp) of the Kiyotaka Inari Shrine  
   

Shuin (Seal Stamp) of the Kiyotaka Inari Shrine

Kiyotaka Inari Shrine, Mount Kōya
Pursuit of Enlightenment

August 22nd 2018
Hello my fellow travellers! I slept exceptionally well last night and when I woke up this morning I felt completely restored. The last remnants of pain in my legs and feet was gone and I really felt a sense of hope and anticipation for the six days of hiking that lay ahead of me with start tomorrow. For today however I still had a full day of exploring the rest of Mount Kōya ahead of me before ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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