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Shichi-Go-San 七五三

I love that she is getting some serious air...

 

Gokoku Shrine, located on the grounds of Aoba Castle, is the Sendai branch of the Yasukuni shrines which honor those who died in war (56,000 of which were from Sendai). Spirits of the deceased soldiers are enshrined here--they are known as eirei. Gokoku shrines were originally called Shoheisha, but the names were changed in 1939. This shrine, originally built in 1904, has been visited by the past to emperors who paid their respects here.

 

Miyagi Gokoku Jinja. Sendai, Miyagi.

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Taken on November 14, 2009