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This was taken at the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. It is the site of where Japan has enshrined it's soldiers from the wars. It is dedicated to the spirits that have fought in wars for Japan. The controversy is from the men enshrined here that are accused of war crimes during World War II, and is a sour point in relations between China, Korea, etc. as they feel it is wrong to enshrine people responsible for atrocities in their country.

Every year, it is widely watched in Japan and abroad whether the prime minister will come to pay his respects (as China feels it a slap in the face if this happens).

But, to many Japanese it is simply a place where they can pay their respects to family members who lost their lives in the wars. It is usually quite busy, but I was lucky to get this shot with the one man approaching the shrine. It was still quite early, so nice and peaceful with a slight breeze, and dead quiet, not a feeling you get often in Tokyo.

Thanks for looking.

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  • Copyright: David Grant (ViktorVaughn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 367 W: 57 N: 348] (1525)
  • Genre: Mensen
  • Medium: Kleur
  • Date Taken: 2007-04-28
  • Categories: Dagelijks leven
  • Belichting: f/4.5, 1/340 Seconden
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  • Fotoversie: Originele versie
  • Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 21:22
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