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Encyclopedia > Meiji Shrine
The central sanctuary where the Meiji emperor is enshrined.

Meiji Jingu (明治神宮), located in Tokyo, Japan near Harajuku Station is the Shinto shrine dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. Emperor Meiji passed away in 1912 and Empress Shoken in 1914. After the demise of the Emperor and Empress, this shrine was constructed to venerate them. Their souls were enshrined on November 1, 1920. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x667, 329 KB) I took this photo of a building at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x667, 329 KB) I took this photo of a building at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. ... The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ... Takeshita-dōri exit Harajuku Station (Japanese: 原宿駅 -eki) is a station on the JR Yamanote Line located in Tokyos Shibuya Ward, adjacent to Yoyogi Park. ... A Jinja (Japanese: 神社) is a Shinto shrine including its surrounding natural area but it is more common to refer to buildings as a jinja. ... Emperor Mutsuhito Mutsuhito or Mitsuhito (睦仁), the Meiji Emperor (明治天皇, literally wise ruling heaven emperor) (3 November 1852–30 July 1912) was the 122nd Emperor of Japan. ... Emperor Mutsuhito Mutsuhito or Mitsuhito (睦仁), the Meiji Emperor (明治天皇, literally wise ruling heaven emperor) (3 November 1852–30 July 1912) was the 122nd Emperor of Japan. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...


The shrine grounds consists of three areas: Naien, or the inner precinct, centered on the shrine buildings; Gaien, or the outer precinct, which includes the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery and sports facilities; and the Meiji Memorial Hall. These areas are covered by an evergreen forest of 120,000 trees of 365 different species, which were donated by people from all parts of Japan when the shrine was established. This 700,000 square-meter forest is visited by many people both as a spiritual home of the people and as a recreation and relaxation area in the center of Tokyo.

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Meiji Shrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (381 words)
Emperor Meiji died in 1912 and Empress Shoken in 1914.
It also includes the Meiji Memorial Hall, which was originally used for governmental meetings, including discussions surrounding the drafting of the Meiji Constitution in the late 19th century.
The shrine was built in the Nagarezukuri style and is made up primarily of Japanese cypress from Kiso, which is considered the best lumber produced in Japan.
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