Hiking Japan’s Kumano Kodo
A thin layer of moss coated Buddha's face with green, and time had worn his little head into a featureless globe. The sheer age of Japan's rural monuments is breathtaking. Yet this 500-year-old Buddha ranks as a mere adolescent compared with the Kumano Kodo itself, a religious pilgrimage route akin to Spain's St. James Way.
Chicago Tribune, July 29, 2018