I just wanted to let you all know about the really interesting symposium on pilgrimage called ‘Spirituality, Resilience and Regeneration’ Pilgrimage routes of Europe and Japan thats taking place on Thu 19 & Fri 20 May, 2022. This free event can be attended online and tickets can be obtained from https://prilgrimage-routes-europe-japan.peatix.com/
All paper will be translated in to English, Japanese, Spanish (with simultaneous interpretation) so its a great chance to learn more about pilgrimage in other countries.
I will be presenting a paper on Day 1 of the symposium on Pilgrimage in Medieval Ireland and the Tóchar Phádraig.
Symposium Day 1 will provide a historical overview and philosophical perspectives of Pilgrim routes in EU and Japan. Speakers will present and discuss routes in Japan (Shikoku Henro, Kumano Wakayama) and EU (Camino de Santiago, Spain, Famita Route Portugal, Tóchar Phadraig and Croagh Patrick, Ireland and more).
Symposium Day 2 Looks at sustainable long term relations between local communities and visitors along Pilgrimage Routes in Europe and Japan. Speakers from each country will present projects related to art, tourism, health, participatory politics, etc.
The symposium is organised by: Instituto Cervantes Tokio, Embassy of Ireland in Japan, Embassy of Portugal in Japan – Camões I.P.
In Collaboration with Wakayama Prefecture, NPO InVisible, Turismo de Portugal, Akogi Village of Hidden Christians, Centro Nacional de Cultura, NPO Network for Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage and Hospitality, Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau.