Shikoku Island is famous for the Kobo Daishi pilgrimage.
Modern henro (pilgrims) walk, bike or bus around the entire island, visiting 88 Buddhist temples. They may wear t-shirts
and sneakers, but in the spring you can often see busloads of henro in white clothing, wearing broad hats and carrying staffs.
The mottos "Dogyo ninin" and "Namu Daishi Henjo Konjo" - meaning "Daishi and I, going together" and "I put my faith in Daishi"
- are printed in big characters on this clothing.
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