Public Lectures

11th Conference on Jewish Studies

Pilgrimages in a Secular Age

Date: 2021/11/07 13:00-14:30
Place: online(zoom platform)
Lecture: OKAMOTO Ryosuke (Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Media , Communication and Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University)
In secularized society, faith and pilgrimage are not necessarily linked. Why do non-believing pilgrims go to holy places? In this presentation, I will consider the pilgrimage to Santiago in Spain as a pioneering model for secular pilgrimage, as well as power spots and anime holy sites in Japan.