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Yasukuni Shrine begins with the Shokonsha shrine, which was built on June 29, 1869 (Meiji 2) by the call of the Emperor Meiji.On January 27, 1874 (1874), Emperor Meiji first wrote to Shoshonsha at the time of his worship, saying, “The name of the people who can make good for our country is Musashino. As you can see from the production of “Muru Tamaki”, the shrine was built with the purpose of comforting the spirit of people who devoted precious lives for the nation and passing on their achievements to future generations.At the time of its foundation, Japan was in the process of a historic revolution (Meiji Restoration) that was about to be reborn as a modern united nation. Prior to that, Japan was under the administration of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and had been implementing the isolation policy for about 250 years, strictly restricting exchanges with foreign countries. However, as the demand for opening Japan increases with the expansion of the United States and Western European countries into Asia, the conflict between the opening countries and the seclusion countries intensifies, causing a great deal of confusion in Japan. The Tokugawa shogunate, who lost the power to survive such a crisis, finally returned the government to the emperor, and Japan decided to take a new step towards creating a modern country centered on the emperor.However, such a revolution has, on the one hand, created an unavoidable unfortunate battle in the country (Boshin War), which has resulted in the loss of the precious lives of many of the people who made efforts to build a modern state. However, such a big change, on the other hand, resulted in an unavoidable and unfortunate battle in the country (Boshin War), which resulted in the loss of the precious lives of many of the people who made efforts to build a modern state.The Emperor Meiji therefore passed on to the posterity of the names of these people who had devoted their lives to the nation in June 1891, and in order to comfort the spirit of the nation, the Shogunsha Shrine )” was founded.This spiritual shrine is the predecessor of today’s Yasukuni Shrine, and on June 4, 1879, the company name was changed to “Yasukuni Shrine” and it was listed as a special government shrine.The company name “Yasukuni” named by the Emperor Meiji means “to make the country Yasukuni (safe)”, and at the Yasukuni Shrine it is said to “peace the motherland” and “build a peaceful nation.” I have a wish.1921 as the largest torii gate in Japan, was popularly sung as “The Great Torii Gate that empties the sky.” (1943) was removed. The present first torii gate was rebuilt in 1974 by the dedication of comrades and is 25m high.

The second torii, built in 1887, is the largest bronze torii in Japan.Made in Osaka Artillery Arsenal.

The Shinmon gate was built in 1934 (Showa 9), and the two central doors have a chrysanthemum emblem with a diameter of 1.5 meters.

The worship hall was built in 1901 (Meiji 34). There is a donation box in front of the worship hall, and worship is held at the head of the company.

This Noh theater was built in Shiba Park, Tokyo in 1881, and was dedicated and relocated to the Yasukuni Shrine in 1903. On this stage, there are performing arts such as Noh and Japanese dance for the ghosts to see.

The Yasukuni cherry blossoms were also a symbol of pride for the English spirit. It is said that the cherry tree that was first planted started the year after our shrine was founded as a shrine (3rd year of Meiji), and it has been known as a famous place for cherry blossoms since ancient times. There is a sample tree of cherry blossoms in Tokyo designated by the Japan Meteorological Agency, and many worshipers visit especially when it blooms.

Auther:Mamiko Kusano

CREAZIONE Co.Ltd. Director
From Tokyo
2006 Established CREAZIONE Co. Ltd. I mainly work on branding, digital branding, space design, and furniture design.