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Colorful

I was unaware of its military significance when we visited. We basically stumbled across it while... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Geoviki
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Denver, Colorado
The Gokoku-Jinja Shrine of Miyagi Prefecture

“Gokoku” means “guarding the nation (Japan).” They were created in the late-19th century and... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Chuzaa
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Vancouver, Canada
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27 Jun 2018
“Colorful”
14 May 2017
“The Gokoku-Jinja Shrine of Miyagi Prefecture”
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Kawauchi, Aoba-ku., Sendai 980-0862, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

I was unaware of its military significance when we visited. We basically stumbled across it while visiting the nearby Sendai Castle grounds - this shrine is adjacent to it. There's a museum part, but we were there after it had closed for the day. Since...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

“Gokoku” means “guarding the nation (Japan).” They were created in the late-19th century and onward all over Japan first to enshrine the soldiers who were dead in the civil wars towards the Meiji Restoration of 1868. Later, the Japanese soldiers and the war-related dead in...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2014

This Shinto shrine was built to "defend the country", and was a target of worship by military personnel. The gods of the shrine are important leaders that died in war, which is why the place can be politically controversial. It's an important historical sight in...More

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