Last additions - Yasukuni Shrine 靖國神社
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Heavyweight judo Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii (石井 慧) was also at Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15, 2009. He was very kind and signed autographs, shook hands, and took photos with a lot of people.Aug 15, 2009
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Praying at Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15.Aug 15, 2009
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Worshippers at Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15.Aug 15, 2009
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Worshippers at Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15.Aug 15, 2009
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Worshippers at Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15.Aug 15, 2009
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They march up to the end of the line of worshippers lined up to pray at the shrine. Then they turn around and head back.Aug 15, 2009
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On Aug. 15 at Yasukuni Shrine, you can see former soldiers and nationalists dressed in military uniform marching in the shrine.Aug 15, 2009
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On Aug. 15 at Yasukuni Shrine, you can see former soldiers and nationalists dressed in military uniform marching in the shrine.Aug 15, 2009
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On Aug. 15 at Yasukuni Shrine, you can see former soldiers and nationalists dressed in military uniform marching in the shrine.Aug 15, 2009
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Rising Sun flagAug 15, 2009
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Police bus.Aug 15, 2009
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On Aug. 15, the anniversary of Japan's surrender and the end of World War II, Yasukuni Shrine is a busy with worshippers and police. These are police buses.Aug 15, 2009
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From Kudanshita Station to the first torii, the path is jammed with political activists not even related to the war or shrine.Aug 15, 2009
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Sumo arena. An exhibition sumo tournament is held every April.Apr 15, 2006
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Food standsApr 15, 2006
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Adding to the dignity of the shrine is a monkey show.Apr 15, 2006
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Garden 神池庭園Apr 15, 2006
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慰霊の泉Apr 15, 2006
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Entrance to sumo arenaApr 15, 2006
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Entrance to sumo arena.Apr 15, 2006
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Monument for kamikaze pilots who died.Apr 15, 2006
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Garden 神池庭園Apr 15, 2006
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Rest houseApr 15, 2006
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Mother Statue 母の像Apr 15, 2006
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参集殿Apr 15, 2006
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Memorial for Justice Radhabinod Pal, an Indian judge during the war crimes tribunal. He was a judge who voted for the innocence of Japan's war criminals.Apr 15, 2006
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Memorial for military horses which died.Apr 15, 2006
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Yushukan war museum 遊就館Apr 15, 2006
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Memorial for military horses and dogs which died.Apr 15, 2006
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Inside Yushukan war museum: Photos of the war deceased. Look carefully and you may find photos of Hideki Tojo and co.Apr 15, 2006
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Memorial for sunken naval warshipsApr 15, 2006
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Noh stageApr 15, 2006
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Memorial for military dogs which died.Apr 15, 2006
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Entrance to Yushukan war museum 遊就館Apr 15, 2006
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Inside Yushukan war museum. Impressive, but its version of Japanese war history is skewed. No exhibit on the Pearl Harbor attack either. 遊就館Apr 15, 2006
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Noh stage and the cherry tree used as the barometer for Tokyo's cherry blossom blooming condition.Apr 15, 2006
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Yasukuni Shrine, Torii and Haiden hallApr 15, 2006
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Yasukuni Shrine, Haiden hall. After the Class-A war criminals (such as Hideki Tojo) were enshrined here, the late Emperor Hirohito (Showa) never worshipped here again. 拝殿Apr 15, 2006
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Cherry blossom path to shrineApr 15, 2006
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Back view of second toriiApr 15, 2006
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Imperial crest on gate doorApr 15, 2006
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Gate built in 1934. 神門Apr 15, 2006
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Second toriiApr 15, 2006
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You wash your mouth hands here. Built in 1940 by Japanese living in the US. 大手水舎Apr 15, 2006
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Statue of Omura Masujiro (1824-1869) 大村益次郎, founder of Japan's modern army. Also pushed for the establishment of Yasukuni Shrine.Apr 15, 2006
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Yasukuni Shrine is Japan's most prominent shrine for the war dead. Near Kudanshita Station on the Tozai Subway Line. This is the first giant toriiApr 15, 2006
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Path to shrineApr 15, 2006
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