Japanese Flag In Yasukuni Jinja

Japanese flag in Shinto shrine
Shot at Yasukuni Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Kudan, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A Japanese flag was shown at the gate of Yasukuni Jinja

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.

日本語
Aug 2017 IN THE CITY TOKYO

Where is Yasukuni Jinja?

PHOTO DATA

No

10244

Shooting Date

Feb 2017

Posted On

August 11, 2017

Modified On

December 9, 2020

Place

Yasukuni Jinja, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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