I can’t really explain what O-Henro is without making it cheap and short.
At it’s most basic, O-Henro is an imitation and honoring of the legacy of Kobo-Daishi (774-835), the most famous Buddhist monk of Japan, who hiked around the Shikoku Region in order to find an eternal truth. During the trip, he made visits to 88 temples. But it’s really much more than someone tromping around Japan for 40-60 days thinking about how cool our creator is.
So far I’ve made the hike once, and only made part of the journey.