Sunday, 8 May 2011

Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni Shrine (靖国神社), the most controversial shrine not only in Japan as well as around the world. At the first glance, it looks no different compared with thousands of traditional shrine located all around Japan. But when you pay attention to the details, you will noticed a smell of militarism.

Yasukuni Shrine I

Yasukuni Shrine II

Yasukuni Shrine III

Lantern with the Japanese military flag

The events

It was late that evening, and I missed the chance to enter the site museum where the stands of the shrine can be examined. To avoid bias comments, for the meantime, forgive me with the photos, and I will write more on it after a second trip to the shrine and some further researches.

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