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Tour Report of Meiji Shrine & Harajuku on April 7, 2024

Tour Report of Meiji Shrine & Harajuku on April 7, 2024

Thank you to those who participated in the Tokyo Free Walking Tour (TFWT) at Meiji Shrine & Harajuku. Today was such a perfect day for walking under the evergreen trees of the Meiji Shrine forest and finally Sakura in Tokyo is in full bloom.  We welcomed 6 guests from Brazil, Mexico and the Principality of Monaco.  We hope you all enjoyed and shared interesting and joyful conversations with each other during the tour.


The Meiji Jingu enshrines Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, and April 11 is the 110th anniversary of her passing.  Prior to that day, the exhibition: A Ceremonial Court Dress of Empress Shoken, has just begun on April 6 and her oldest full court dress is open to the public at Meiji Jingu Museum.  According to the website, this big project of researching and repairing the dress started in 2018 with a lot of researchers, artisans, and experts from various countries and different areas of expertise involved.  The passion of this project resembles that of the time when the Meiji Jingu was built 100 years ago.  Those days, 100,000 trees from all over the country were donated to the shrine, and 110,000 young volunteers planted them.

Why don’t you visit the museum and directly feel the powerful message from the Meiji Era, when Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken played the leading roles of the Japanese modernization and industrialization.  

Thank you for treating us to “Takoyaki.”

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(posted by KAZ)