Prayerful Triduum Good Friday pilgrimage...still noticing signs of hope Welcoming the light A rare sight Peace in the distance The Peace Pagoda Trapped along the Gyosei Art Trail Simplicity Fear begins to fade New life blooms Spring lamb Bounding with joy Cool light of the evening Inquisitive Focusing on the local The beauty of birdsong... Continue Reading →
Seeking the Holy
I have loved going to places of pilgrimage in Tokyo and blending into the background as I watch the expectation of the sacred or seeking of the experience of the sacred. Yet at Sensouji, it was not so much the obvious places where I found the sacred, but somewhat off the beaten track. Old treasure,... Continue Reading →
The draw of Meiji Jingū
What better activity for a wet and dreary Saturday afternoon than to visit a Shinto Shrine? Having been in Tokyo for just a week, working through the jet lag for most of that, I was keen to get out and about. Slightly surprisingly, we weren't the only people who had this idea, and the weather... Continue Reading →
Fishing or pilgrimage?
#365 As I confronted my desire for solitude and disappointment with the huge numbers of people flocking onto #lindisfarne #holyisland I was reminded of Jesus' promise to make his disciples #fishersofmen whilst looking out at a small fishing boat. It made me think about marketisation of places of pilgrimage and whether it is a good... Continue Reading →