Torii gate of Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan the most controversial shrine in Japan

"鳥居、靖国神社/Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo" Also there; is the Chinreisha, a shrine dedicated to all that lost their life in World War regardless of their nationality.

Star Festival decorations at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

Tanabata (Star Festival) decorations at the Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, photograph by Ed Jacob.

Miko dressed in junihitoe dancing.

Kaguramai – Sacred Dance – Yasukuni Shrine

The famous Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward had a very nice three day culture festival during the weekend and I was there to enjoy the display of traditional sacred dances, the Kaguram…

Yasukuni Shrine (靖国神社, Yasukuni Jinja) is a Shinto shrine in central Tokyo that commemorates Japan's war dead. The shrine was founded in 1869 with the purpose of enshrining those who have died in war for their country and sacrificed their lives to help build the foundation for a peaceful Japan.

This is the Yasukuni shrine from the Shintos. It was founded in June 1869 by Emperor Meiji. Yasukuni is in Tokyo Japan. And is dedicated to soldiers that have fought and died for the Emperor of Japan.

Door at Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan: Yasukuni Shrine is dedicated to the kami (spirits) of soldiers and others who died fighting on behalf of the Emperor of Japan. 靖国神社

Door at Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan: Yasukuni Shrine is dedicated to the kami (spirits) of soldiers and others who died fighting on behalf of the Emperor of Japan.

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Mitama Matsuri – Yasukuni Shrine Lanterns

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