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

Reviewed June 27, 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 May 14, 2017
Chuzaa
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Vancouver, Canada
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Jun 27, 2018
“Colorful”
May 14, 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 June 27, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 20, 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

Date of experience: May 2014
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