The Hinomaru (Japanese flag) was displayed at the Shinmon Gate on the approach to the Yasukuni Shrine. This day was National Foundation Day. It is said that the first emperor, Emperor Jinmu, acceded to the throne today in 660 BC. If this were a historical fact, it would be more than 2,600 years ago. However, if you look at the world, the Roman Empire did not yet exist and China was still under the Qin Dynasty. It is hard to believe this is a historical fact because the emperors from Emperor Jinmu to Emperor Kaika are generally regarded as the eighth generation of lack of history and their existence is suspected.
Incidentally, our sovereign lord the King is the 125th. Although some emperors were reverted to the throne, such as Emperor Saimei and Emperor Kōken, each emperor reigned for about 21 years. If you think about it, the Showa era which lasted for more than 60 years was long.
|Aug 2017 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|FLAG GATE KUDAN SHRINE YASUKUNI JINJA|
August 11, 2017
December 9, 2020
Yasukuni Jinja, Tokyo
SONY ALPHA 7R II
SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA