22-24th January 2021

Japanese Pilgrimages: Experiences and motivations behind cultural and spiritual peregrinations from and to East Asia


Considering the evolution of the Coronavirus crisis and the cautionary measures being taken by governments and universities, our workshop has been postponed and will take place from the 22nd to the 24th of January 2021.

It is difficult to plan normally the workshop without knowing the evolution of the Coronavirus crisis in the next months. We both wish to make this workshop as humanly as possible, but also avoid any risk of having to cancel it again at the last minute – and thus having participants obligated to cancel plane tickets and accomodations. This is why we have decided to make this workshop semi-Virtual:

  • Researchers living already in Japan (Japanese and foreigners) will be invited to attend (physically) at Ryukoku University, as they probably won’t be restricted to move around the country at that time. In the case that the Coronavirus crisis evolves negatively in January, to the point of having to quarantine, researchers living already in Japan will be invited to use the Zoom Conference system of Ryukoku University.
  • Researchers living abroad will be invited to use the Zoom Conference system of Ryukoku University. If you still wish to come physically, be prepared to maybe have to cancel your trip depending on the Coronavirus crisis and cautionary measures taken by governments and universities – such as a fourteen days quarantine. Considering the current situation, we sadly but strongly advised you against coming physically.

You will find in the Workshop section (top-right corner) all the information related to this event and its organisation. If you have any inqueries regarding the organisation, please, feel free to contact us.

The Mutual Images Research Association Board