Meiji Jingu Shrine 50th Anniversary Celebration
Trip Start Jun 07, 2008
8Trip End Jun 08, 2008
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Usually the shrine is closed at night with the exception of New Years Eve when Tokyoites visit in their droves to celebrate Oshogatsu. The last two nights have been an exception. Why? This is the 50th anniversary of the rebuilding of the shrine after it was destroyed during WWII.
It really was fabulous walking through the darkness with just lanterns and lights guiding the way. In addition to the wall of lights at the entrance to the shrine there was also traditional Japanese dancing, while in the middle of the shrine itself you could watch kabuki being performed. Rather than talk about it anymore, here's some pics of what was going on.