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Pilgrimage,Temple

Pilgrimage,Temple

Pilgrimage,Temple

Pilgrimage,Temple

JAPANESE STAMPS/INSCRIPTIONS (Shuin)  When on pilgrimage, it is customary for the pilgrim to collect “stamps” from each of the sites he/she visits, and to collect these stamps in a "stamp book." Some temples only give stamps, while at others, a temple priest will hand-draw the temple’s “signature” in the pilgrim’s book -- these handwritten inscriptions are often very beautiful. When the temple priest is away, the pilgram must settle for the stamp, but the stamps too are quite artistic…

JAPANESE STAMPS/INSCRIPTIONS (Shuin) When on pilgrimage, it is customary for the pilgrim to collect “stamps” from each of the sites he/she visits, and to collect these stamps in a "stamp book." Some temples only give stamps, while at others, a temple priest will hand-draw the temple’s “signature” in the pilgrim’s book -- these handwritten inscriptions are often very beautiful. When the temple priest is away, the pilgram must settle for the stamp, but the stamps too are quite artistic…

Pilgrimage,Temple

Pilgrimage,Temple

Pilgrimage,Temple

Pilgrimage,Temple

Pilgrimage,Temple

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