Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Walk around Kudanshita (Part 2) / 九段下の散歩 (パート2)

Continuing my walk around Kudanshita / 九段下の散歩のつづき

Alas, you can finally see the shrine after going through this last gate / この門を通ると靖国神社に到着

Yasukuni Shrine / 靖国神社

Another view / 別の角度

Noh Stage on the temple grounds / 能のステージ

This pretty much covers the shrine but you would be missing out on a lot if you didn't go exploring around the shrine.


Monuments to the spirits of dogs and horses lost due to war / 軍犬と馬慰霊像

Mother Statue / 母の像

Memorial to the man who spoke out against the injustice and unfairness of the American War Crimes Tribunal

150 Pound Bronze Cannon / 青銅百五十ポンド陸用加濃砲

Monument dedicated to the kamikaze / 特攻勇士之像

I spent the next couple of hours checking out the Yushukan which is the museum dedicated to the war dead. Unfortunately, photos were only allowed on the first floor entrance area. The day I went there was a special exhibition of the kamikaze.


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