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Although it was rain since the morning last Saturday, I rode a train to watch hydrangea and Japanese iris which flower well in the rain. In the drizzle, there were many people in the Meiji-jingu shrine, Tokyo. This shrine is enshrined emperor Meiji and his consort Empress Shoken. Yes, it is easy to become God from human in Japan. You can easy find a lot of shrine that God originally was people, such as Poet Basho Matsuo (I posted in June 5), Admiral Togo, General Nogi, Heian period samurai Masakado Taira, Syogunate Ieyasu Tokugawa, lord Michizane Sugawara, etc. This shrine was built on November 1, 1920. After Meiji emperor’s demise in 1912, Japanese people donated 100,000 trees from all over Japan, and they worked voluntarily to create Meiji-jingu forest. This year’s June 30 will be the centennial anniversary of the demise of Emperor Meiji, they will plan various commemorative events (special nighttime visiting to the shrine). At the inner garden, there are 1500 plants, 150 different Japanese iris (Hanashobu) which was planned by the Meiji emperor’s order for Empress Shoken.

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