Itsue Takamure, born in 1894, grew up to become a remarkable woman: a pioneering feminist scholar — one whose work remains controversial — and an anarchist, though her progressive thinking did not prevent her from collaborating with Japan’s militarist government during World War II.

Before she became that remarkable woman, when she was just 24, she set out, as people still do, on a pilgrimage to 88 of Shikoku’s temples.

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