Did you know?: Yasukuni Shrine dedicated to warriors and civilians

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Did you know?: Yasukuni Shrine dedicated to warriors and civilians

by: Takahiro Takiguchi | .
Stripes Japan | .
published: August 09, 2018

Yasukuni Shrine has often been seen as a symbol of imperial Japan’s war history. Although it is a Shinto shrine, Yasukuni Shrine doesn’t enshrine Shinto gods, but is simply dedicated to more than 2,466,000 warriors and civilians who died in war. While some consider the shrine a sacred home to national heroes, just like Arlington National Cemetery, others see it as a symbol of Japanese militarism that led to war.

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