Shikoku 88 backpack patch

Dreaming about the Japanese pilgrimage Shikoku 88 with the 88 temples to visit?
Here is a classic, Japanese style backpack patch to take with you

Use the pilgrim patch on your backpack or your trekking pants, tilley hat, packing bags, jacket sleeve or wherever you like.

What are the colours?

It is a simple Japanese design in black, white and gold. The text means ’Kūkai’ – the name of the monk and pilgrim who founded the Shikoku pilgrimage.

Prices and shipping

1 piece: 65 DKK
3 pieces: 150 DKK
Free international shipping
Order in our Etsy shop


Size: 4 x 15 cm.
The patches do come with iron on – but we guarantee it does not last for a whole Shikoku 88 pilgrimage! We have tested a lot, and recommend you sew them on.

The patch works very well as a bookmark too!

How to sew on a patch without getting really annoyed?

The Shikoku 88 patch has an iron-on-back and if you want, you can start by ironing it on. However, learnt by doing, it won’t last your whole pilgrimage!

So we recommend you follow our sew-on-guide for dummies or #askmom or #askascout

  • Place to the patch somewhere that allows you to reach the back of the material
  • Choose a white sewing thread
  • Fasten the patch at the top with a single stitch right between the edge and the background area. Tie a knot
  • Adjust and turn the patch until you have it where you want it
  • Now start sewing the patch right on the border between the edge and the white background colour. The knot at the top will ensure that the patch does not move around while you are sewing.
  • Sew with up and down stitches. This will look much better than if your try circular stitches.
  • Congrats!!! You did it!!

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