Take a look behind the curtain at shrines and temples in Shikoku.
Konji-ji is the inner sanctuary of Temple 13, Dainichi-ji
Kagawa Prefecture is referred to as the Place of Nirvana in the Shikoku mandala.
Ehime Prefecture is referred to as the Place of Enlightenment in the Shikoku mandala.
Kōchi Prefecture is referred to as the Place of Ascetic Training in the Shikoku mandala.
Tokushima Prefecture is referred to as the Place of Awakening in the Shikoku mandala.
This son of impoverished samurai revolutionised cavalry warfare in the Meiji period.
The Shoin Treasure House in the mountainside precincts of Konpira Shrine features beautifully painted sliding doors.
The Yosakoi Festival is held on the second weekend of August in Kochi City, with endless processions of modern Asian dance.
The Saijō Festival is held from Oct 14 to 16 to give thanks for an abundant autumn harvest.