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  Meiji - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Meiji (1852-1912), emperor of Japan (1867-1912), whose accession to the throne marked the beginning of a national revolution known as the Meiji...
Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu), Shinto shrine at Yoyogi, Shibuya Ward in Tokyo, Japan, dedicated to the souls of Japanese Emperor Meiji (reigned...
Meiji Restoration, political revolution in Japan that overthrew the Tokugawa shogunate (military government) in January 1868 and replaced it with a...
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 Meiji Shrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emperor Meiji died in 1912 and Empress Shoken in 1914.
It also includes the Meiji Memorial Hall, which was originally used for governmental meetings, including discussions surrounding the drafting of the Meiji Constitution in the late 19th century.
The shrine was built in the Nagarezukuri style and is made up primarily of Japanese cypress from Kiso, which is considered the best lumber produced in Japan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meiji_Shrine   (381 words)

  
 Japan Pictures - Tokyo Harajuku Meiji Shrine
Tori Meiji Jingu Shrine294 viewsMeiji Jingu Shrine is an active shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo.
Shrine Maidens - Meiji Jingu Shrine461 viewsMeiji Jingu Shrine is an active shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo.
Shrine Maiden - Meiji Jingu Shrine957 viewsMeiji Jingu Shrine is an active shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo.
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 Meiji Shrine - Harajuku - The Yamanote - "An Invitation to Tokyo"
Emperor Meiji reigned from 1867 to 1912 and this shrine was built to deify him as a Shinto god.
The shrine sits in the middle of this 70,000 square meter woodlands which itself is a large sanctuary for a wide variety of plants and trees gathered from each of Japans prefectures.
Meiji shrine is likely to be filled with sightseers and other visitors any day of the year.
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 The Coffees in Japan
This shrine was established in 1920 and Emperor Meiji, who reigned from 1868-1912) and his wife, the Empress Shoken, are enshrined here.
The Meiji period is the one that immediately followed the Edo period in which the Tokugawa shogunate ruled.
This shrine became a focal point for right-wing militarists during Japan's colonial expansion prior to WWII, and was destroyed by Allied bombing in 1945.
home.att.net /~mgdufresne/meijishrinepage1.htm   (514 words)

  
 Meiji Jingu - Tokyo - City Travel Guide
Meiji Jingu is the largest Shinto shrine in Tokyo, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his consort, Emperess Shoken, who passed away in 1912 & 1914 respectively.
Otorii (the grand shrine gate) This is the biggest wooden Torii of the myojin style in Japan, rebuilt and dedicated by a pious benefactor on December 23, 1975 and modeled both in form and size exactly after the original built in 1920.
The garden's rural atmosphere is reflected in poems (waka) written by Meiji, and Shoken spent many afternoons in the garden, in fact the Otsuridai (fishing platform) at the pond was actually built for her.
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 Meiji Shrine
Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) is a shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken.
He was born in 1852 and ascended to the throne in 1868 at the peak of the Meiji Restauration when the power was switched from the feudal Tokugawa government to the emperor.
The Meiji Shrine was completed in 1920, and rebuilt after being destroyed in World War Two.
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 Tokyo - City Travel Guide - Toshogu Shrine
The original shrine is said to have been built in 1627 by the warrior Todo Takatora, daimyo of Iga and Ise.
The building of shrines to Tokugawa Ieyasu began in earnest though when the imperial court in Kyoto (economically dependant on the Shogunate for provision of the needs of the imperial family and associated chamberlains and servants) conferred the title "Toshogu" on Ieyasu posthumously in 1646.
Inside the Haiden, one interesting artifact is a large mirror dedicated to the shrine by Matsuura Takeshiro, one of the explorers and pioneers of Hokkaido.
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 Meiji Shrine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The shrine for Emperor Meiji and his Empress' spirtits.
Emperor Meiji is famous for encouraging the Japanese to learn about the ways of other cultures (we call it the Meiji Restoration).
This is the kind of lamp that's used along the pathways to the shrine.
www.joshmentzer.com /meiji/meiji.html   (219 words)

  
 Meiji Shrine - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu), Shinto shrine at Yoyogi, Shibuya Ward in Tokyo, Japan, dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife.
Meiji (1852-1912), emperor of Japan (1867-1912), born Prince Mutsuhito and the 122nd emperor in the traditional count, whose accession to the throne...
The museums of Japan, with the exception of several modern galleries in the large cities, represent treasure halls, usually found in temples and...
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 introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Meiji Jingu is the Shinto shrine dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Emperor Shoken.
After their demise, people wished to commemorate their virtues and to venerate them forever, and so this shrine was constructed, and their souls were enshrined on November 1, 1920.
It consists of three areas: Naien, or the inner precinct, centred on the shrine buildings; Gaien, or the outer precinct, which includes the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery and sports facilities; and the Meiji Memorial Hall.
www.meijijingu.or.jp /english/intro/index.htm   (151 words)

  
 Shintosim Photo Dictionary - Japanese Shrine Types & Classification
The Suiten-gu Shrine in Kurume (Fukuoka) is the main shrine of all Suiten-gu Shrines in Japan.
The term "jingu" signifies that the shrine is associated with the Imperial Family.
Imperial Shrines were directly funded and administered by the government during the era of State Shinto (from start of Meiji Era to end of WWII), including a number of shrines built during the Meiji Era, such as Tokyo's Meiji Shrine and Kyoto's Heian Shrine.
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 Harajuku
Meiji Shrine, one of Tokyo's major shrines, is located just west of the railway tracks in a large green oasis shared with Yoyogi Park, a spacious public park.
Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken.
Togo Shrine is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Admiral Togo, who defeated the Russian fleet in the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.
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 MEIJI JINGU SHRINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He was born in 1852 and ascended to the throne in 1868 at the peak of the Meiji Restoration when the power was switched from the feudal Tokugawa government to the emperor.
The Meiji Shrine was completed in 1920, and rebuilt after being destroyed in World War II.
It is located in a wooded park area next to Yoyogi Park in Tokyo Various events and festivals are celebrated at the shrine throughout the year.
www2.hawaii.edu /~jmiyata/_private/japan_meijishrine.htm   (141 words)

  
 Meiji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meiji Restoration, the revolution that ushered in the Meiji Era
Meiji Mura - open-air architectural museum in near Nagoya.
Meiji Seika - A major confectionery firm in Japan.
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 Meiji Shrine & Harajuku   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Indeed the quietest section of the whole city and one of the most traditional is Meiji Shrine.It is a Shinto shrine within a cypress forest.
The entrance to the shrine is near Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line and Meiji-jingu-mae Station on the Chiyoda Line.
The shrine was built in honor of Emperor Meiji, who is famous for modernizing Japan.
www.travel-central-japan.com /meiji_harajuku.html   (247 words)

  
 Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo - Reviews of Meiji Jingu Shrine - IgoUgo
Meiji Jingu is the largest and most important Shinto shrine in Tokyo.
It was originally built in 1920 in honor of the memory of Emperor Meiji whose reign (1867 to 1912) is credited with modernizing Japan to a level able to compete with the best in the world after almost three centuries of self-imposed isolation.
At Meiji Jingu most of the wood are unpainted, with a limited use of white paint and copper naturally turned green the only contrasting colors.
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 » E-Mail Meiji Shrine Tokyo - Josh Spear
I made my way over to the Meiji Shrine today before a meeting to take a break from the heavy hustle and bustle of the Shibuya.
The Shinto style shrine was dedicated to Emperor Meiji– the first emperor of modern japan.
It was really interesting to observe the locals who came to the shrine: business men in suits, couples on dates, and even school children there to make an offering and pay their respects.
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 MEIJI SHRINE - MEIJI JINGU
Meiji Jingu (明治神宮), located in Tokyo, Japan near Harajuku Station and Yoyogi Park, is the Shinto shrine dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken.
Naien, or the inner precinct/garden, cantered on the shrine buildings, which include a treasure museum that houses articles of the Emperor and Empress enshrined here.
This 700,000 square-meter forest (about 175 acres) is visited by many people both as a spiritual home of the people and as a recreation and relaxation area in the centre of Tokyo.
www.japaneselifestyle.com.au /tokyo/meiji_shrine.htm   (356 words)

  
 Meiji Jingu Shrine | Museum/Attraction Review | Tokyo | Frommers.com
This is Tokyo's most venerable Shinto shrine, opened in 1920 in honor of Emperor and Empress Meiji, who were instrumental in opening Japan to the outside world more than 120 years ago.
About a 10-minute walk from the first torii, the shrine is a fine example of dignified and refined Shinto architecture.
Meiji Jingu Shrine is the place to be on New Year's Eve, when more than two million people crowd onto the grounds to usher in the New Year.
www.frommers.com /destinations/tokyo/A23452.html   (244 words)

  
 Case study: President's Shinto shrine visit
The Shinto shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji, the grandfather of Hirohito, the Japanese emperor during World War 2.
There are three imperial shrines in Japan; the one to be visited by Bush supposedly has the dead emperor's soul enshrined in it.
The shrine was destroyed in World War 2 by U.S. bombings and rebuilt in 1958.
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 Meiji Jingu the cradle of Taikiken Google map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It consists of three areas: Naien, or the inner precinct, centered on the shrine buildings; Gaien, or the outer precinct, which includes the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery and sports facilities; and the Meiji Memorial Hall.
This 700,000 square-meter forest is visited by many people both as a spiritual home of the people and as a recreation and relaxation area center of Tokyo.
Since Master Kenichi Sawai used the powerful forest of Meiji Jingu as his open air dojo to teach Taikiken to a select number of enthusiast martial artists it is also known as the cradle of Taikiken.
www.taikiken.org /meiji_jingu_google_map.html   (222 words)

  
 Yasukuni Shrine
It was founded in 1868, roughly, as a shrine to honor the soldiers who fell during the Meiji Restoration.
The shrine also has a museum that is operated by the shrine and not affiliated with the government.
The Meiji Shrine is a shrine to the Meiji Emperor, and is really mostly forest with torii.
www.travelblog.org /Asia/Japan/Chiba/blog-92793.html   (784 words)

  
 Tokyo/Harajuku - Wikitravel
The station is very conveniently located next to both the entrance to Meiji Jingu and the beginning of Omote-Sando.
Meiji Jingū (明治神宮), built in commemoration of Emperor Meiji in 1920, is Tokyo's grandest shrine.
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.
wikitravel.org /en/Tokyo/Harajuku   (1290 words)

  
 Meiji Jingu Shrine - Sightseeing International Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Japan is bursting at the seams with shrines and temples and for the first-time visitor, deciding which one to visit is like trying to choose a chocolate from the box without having the content card to hand.
There are two main shrines in Tokyo - Sensoji, a buddhist temple in Asakusa, and Meiju Jingu, a Shinto Shrine in Harajuku.
On the north-side, tourists mingle with Japanese in formal dress in Meiji Jingu - one of Japan's finest Shinto...
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 Meiji Shrine - Tokyo, Japan
The main torii (gate) at the Meiji Jingu, where Emperor Meiji is enshrined.
Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine), in Tokyo near Harajuku Station, is the Shinto shrine dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.
The shrine grounds consists of three areas: Naien, or the inner precinct, centered on the shrine buildings; Gaien, or the outer precinct, which includes the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery and sports facilities; and the Meiji Memorial Hall.
www.sacred-destinations.com /japan/tokyo-meiji-shrine.htm   (355 words)

  
 Japan Pix
On Friday (Day Three), I went with my mom and another chorus member to the Meiji Shrine, a Shinto temple and shrine and garden created in honor of Emperor Meiji (1868-1912) and his wife Empress Haruko.
At the entrance to the shrine grounds is this huge wooden gate, called a torii.
The garden area of the Meiji Shrine was designed by Empress Haruko, who liked to spend a lot of time there.
www.englishchick.com /dec02trip/japan/meiji.htm   (678 words)

  
 President Bush and Mrs. Bush worship at Shinto Shrine
During WW II, Japanese and Korean Christians who refused to worship the demon-spirit at Shinto shrines were put to death.
The other reason we as Japanese strongly believe that Bush did worship at Meiji shrine, because prime minister Koizumi could not participate with Bush according to the Japanese Constitution.
ISE in Mie, ATSUTA in Aichi, these two are holding emperor's treasures which are called "Sansyu no Jingi" to carry emperor's descendants, MEIJI in Tokyo is Meiji emperor's dead soul was enshrined which means Meiji's god is emperor Meiji the Grand father of Hirohito.
www.cephasministry.com /nwo_bush_goes_to_shinto_worship.html   (681 words)

  
 The Coffees in Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Through the wooden doors is the main shrine.
On the left is a shot Chris took looking through the various entrances, gates and whatnot.
On the right is Chris in front of the main shrine as we were leaving.
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