Tokyo, Japan
19 June 2014

The Meiji Jingu is a shrine of Shinto, Japan’s oldest religion that is deeply rooted in the Japanese way of life. It values the harmony with nature and virtues such as the “Magokoro” (sincere heart).

Shintoism has no founder, no holy book, and no concept of faith conversion. It bases faith by maintaining the harmony with the natural object, believing of spirits called “Kami”, and inhibiting every object found in nature ranging from trees, mountain, rivers, rocks, and dead notables.

In Meiji Jingu shrine, they venerate the souls of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, recognizing them as deities of the shrine.

Today, Meiji Jingu is a popular site for locals and tourists wishing for good fortune and blessings from the spirits.

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