Yasukuni Shrine,Kudan
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[ID] 2220กกกก( ID:2220 )
[Photographer] Tamamura Kozaburo
[Album] Tamamura Kozaburo (Album)
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 136x89
[Cabinet] 48-73-0
[Keyword] shrine/torii/flowers and trees

Shokonsha Shrine (Shrine to Invite Spirits) was built in 1869 as a dedication to the spirits of the samurai who died in the Boshin War. The soldiers who died in the Saga Rebellion and Taiwan Expedition of 1874 and the Seinan War of 1877 were also enshrined here. In 1879 the shrine was renamed Bekkaku Kanpeisha Yasukuni Shinto Shrine. The words "bekkaku kanpeisha" mean that the men enshrined here made special contributions to their country. Taken between 1887 and 1897.