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  • Impacts Of The Shikoku Pilgrimage

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    Shikoku Pilgrimage Is the “Omairingu” project inspiring or ridiculous? Introduction The Shikoku Henro is a Buddhist Pilgrimage visiting eighty eight Buddhist Temples in Shikoku to commemorate one of the most famous Japanese Buddhist Monks - Kūkai as known as Kōbō-Daishi. This pilgrimage is a training bringing both physical and spiritual benefits to pilgrims through its intensive process. Nevertheless, due to the consequences of rapid modernization in Japan, cultural practices like Shikoku Henro

  • Souta In Poco's Udon World

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    In Yoshihide Ibata’s Poco’s Udon world, Souta is struggling with his purpose in life. When Souta returns to his hometown due to his father’s death, he discovers a little boy name Poco. After taking Poco under his wing, Souta is constantly reminded of his childhood and of all his memories that he had sealed away. In particular, Souta feels regretful for not following his father’s footsteps in continuing the udon shop, but instead leaving to go to Tokyo. However, through his father-son bond with

  • The Importance Of Religion In The Canterbury Tales

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    to complete. To begin, I am not a religious person. However, I do believe in spirituality. Therefore, I will begin my spiritual pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku, Japan. Kūkai, a Japanese Buddhist monk, hiked along the island of Shikoku and founded many of the temples (Shikoku Henro Trail). Through Kūkai, the pilgrimage established. The Shikoku Pilgrimage consists of eighty-eight temples and

  • Comparative Study Of Religion And Religion

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    Comparative Religion was by far one of the most eye-opening courses I took as an undergraduate. Going into the course, I thought I would be simply comparing religions. I thought I would be learning about various religions and the similarities and differences between those religions. However, it was quite different. Yes, I learned about the major world religions and their practices, but more importantly, I learned how to approach the study of religion through various religious scholars. One of the

  • The Geography That Make Up The Geography Of Japan

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    Japanese geography consists of four major islands; Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu and other interesting facts that make up the geography of Japan. Hokkaido is the most northern and second largest of the main islands It is underdeveloped because it is cold, mainly forests, and farthest away form the other islands. Honshu is the largest and most civilized. Tokyo is the nation’s capital, and is located on this island. In Yokohama, there is a major port, Kyoto, an important cultural center, and

  • Cultural Differences in The Regions of Japan Essay

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    Cultural Differences in The Regions of Japan Japan is a country made from four major islands. Though its area is small, each region has different tastes. The country has the population of 123.6 millions according to the 1990 census, or 2.5 % of the world total, and it is the seventh most populated nation according to The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Japan.(5, p.25). Japanese political and economical world power has been one of the success stories of the twentieth century. Though small in geographic

  • Japan Essay

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    a.) Land Japan is made up of four islands: Hokkaido, Kyushu, Honshu, and Shikoku. The Entire country is smaller than the state of Montana.

  • Physical Geography Of Japan

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    Physical Geography Japan is an asian country that is comprised of 6,852 islands off of the eastern coast of the asian mainland. This accumulation of islands is known as a stratovolcanic archipelago. An archipelago is a cluster of islands that are usually volcanic and occurs in subduction zones. Japan is in the crossroads of four different tectonic plates - the Pacific plate, the Philippine plate, the Eurasian plate and the North American, and due to the plate movement and subduction of all these

  • Okinawa Research Paper

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    Japan is an archipelago, or cluster of islands, that has four main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, Hokkaido, and Kyushu. Bodies of water surround the four islands and one of the major terrain features is the vast amount of mountains throughout the land. The Ryukyu Islands lie southwest of the Shikoku Island. Okinawa is the largest island within that area. “In Okinawa, the summers are hot, oppressive, wet and overcast; the winters are cool and mostly clear; and it is windy year round” (Weatherspark)

  • Analysis of the Gempei War Essay

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    Analysis of the Gempei War In May 1180 Prince Mochihito, the son of Retired emperor Go-Shirakawa, issued a statement urging the Minamoto to rise against the Taira. While Mochihito would be killed in June and Minamoto Yorimasa crushed at the Battle of the Uji, a fire had been set. In September Minamoto Yoritomo, who had recieved Mochihito's call from Miyoshi Yasukiyo, set about raising an army in the Province of Izu, where he had been in exile. There was an irony in the preceeding events, as