[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Route=worship

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Sun Jan 17 14:10:31 UTC 2016





Javbw
> On Jan 17, 2016, at 5:44 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I am an Atheïst

I am as well, but work at a Buddhist school, and visit historic places in Japan which are almost always  religious in nature, so I have heard a bit.

One note to pass on here: 

 Depending on the situation, there are traditional "routes" that worshippers would take, sometimes going from famous place to famous place in a certain order, but the route itself is less important than the order number. 

Some of these can be very local - as in a shrine-to-shrine walk performed when visiting a city (which are sometimes done In a certain order to emulate a historical person's route), and some may be from city to city, where the "route" is historic/abandoned/unknown - but the order the temples were visited in is known and a common practice for people to visit the temples/shrines "in order" - perhaps In summer or spread out over several summers. 

One of the more famous Buddhist ones in Japan is the 88 temple pilgrimage - 
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikoku_Pilgrimage, about 1400km. 

So if there is some relation - it should have a route, a Place_of_worship object and a ordering number as the three pieces of information to tie things together (route, location, order number)
- but *also* perhaps be able to function without the route - merely the sequence is important - as people may walk, bike, or drive different routes to visit the location - but visiting them in some order is the "pilgrimage" , rather than the exact route itself, which my vary from worshipper to worshipper. 

Javbw


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