近海る (Kin Kairu)

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Archive for the month “March, 2014”

Tokushima Temple Walk Day 7: カイル帰り

Read Day 6 here

Originally written: January 2, 2014

Temples traveled to: 22 and 23

I’m actually writing this waiting for my train back to Temple 1, since I missed the earlier one by six minutes.

It’s over! It’s all over. It’s even weird to think that I beat the first dojo in 7 days, with the original plan being 9. It feels so long ago that I actually started this thing. Honestly, I know it went by as fast, but so much has happened that it feels like I’ve been in Tokushima for quite some time.

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Article in AJET Connect!

Boy howdy! It’s finally that article I kept talking about!

This one more focuses on the 1200 year anniversary, what it means and how to get more information on events happening around Shikoku. I was also very lucky and was able to interview the man himself, David Turkington from shikokuhenrotrail.com! If you’d like to read, head to page 20 of this month’s magazine in the link below!

And, naturally, there’s other really rad articles in this month’s issue too!

http://ajet.net/downloads/connect/AJET%20Connect%20MAR%202014.pdf

Tokushima Temple Walk Day 6: High Road

(Editorial Note: Due to a threatening back problem and the continued work on another article, last two week’s posts had to be delayed. But now we continue on!)

Read Day 5 here

Originally written January 1, 2014

Temples traveled to: 18-22

I’m glad Toyoko realized what an amazing elixir orange juice is in the morning. Seriously, nothing is better, besides, well, maybe coffee.

As I downed the sugary drink, I watched all of the New Years celebrations from around the world on the lounge’s TV. I have to say, I almost prefer seeing all the highlights at once. I wasn’t close to any shrines or temples last night anyways.

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