Walk the Kumano Way – Japan's World Heritage Listed Pilgrimage

There are only two UNESCO World Heritage listed pilgrimages in the world. One is the Camino de Santiago in Europe. The other is the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage in Japan. Kumano crosses the forested mountains of the Kii Peninsula, South of Osaka. Enjoy discussing the history of the pilgrimage and learn how you can plan your own walk to the major Shinto Shrines of Kumano.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Oliver Statler – Japanese Pilgrimage (Morrow 1983)
  • Richard Story – A History of Modern Japan (Pelican Original, 1960)
  • John McBride – Notes on the Kumano Kodo (copies will be distributed in class)


COURSE OUTLINE

  • What is the Kumano Kodo
  • How to plan a journey lasting from one to ten days on the Kumano.
  • Knowledge of how to book and use inns along the way.
  • Highlights of the journey
  • A reflection on your own journey


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the evening, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the history of the Kumano
  2. Discuss the structure of the different component trails of the Kumano
  3. Recognise some of the great sites of the Kumano
  4. Be able to plan your own trip to Japan on the Kumano.
$75 Limited / $68

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13 Dec

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