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Meiji Jingu Shrine

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japaneseweddingOne of the many weddings that were taking place at Meiji Jingu. From Wikipedia: “Built in commemoration of Emperor Meiji in 1920, this is Tokyo’s grandest shrine. Like all of Japan’s major shrines, it’s large in scale but simple in structure, entered via a winding path and through a giant torii gate. On summer weekends you have a very good chance of catching a Japanese wedding in progress here; the shrine is also packed on New Year’s Eve when people come here to celebrate the new year.” Packed with tourists, the people marrying here must feel like movie stars.

chrisanthemumChrysanthemums are the emblem of the Japanese royal family. You can see them at the imperial seal and at the country’s highest order.

thecrowThe shrine is very near Takeshita Dori, a crowded street filled with fashion-related stores. Right in the middle of the clash between the old and the new, a crow was calling more attention from the pedestrians than the colorful youth. I wonder if he is always there.


Written by rti9

January 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Posted in japan

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