Goshuinchō – The Unique Souvenir — Journeys of Len

A goshuinchō is, literally, a “seal book” which is used to collect stamps from shrines and temples throughout Japan. Once considered something only the elder generations or the devotees did while undertaking specific pilgrimages, it has recently made a comeback and younger generations, as well as tourists, are eager to possess one of these special items. While the religious meaning of the goshuinchō still exists, many view it as a very Japanese way to document their journey.

via Goshuinchō – The Unique Souvenir — Journeys of Len

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