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Aoyama Cemetery (青山霊園 Aoyama reien?) is a cemetery in Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The cemetery is also famous for its cherry blossoms, and at the season of hanami, many people visit.
The cemetery has an area of 263,564 m2.
The Japanese section includes the graves of many notable Japanese, including:
- Gotō Shōjirō
- Nakae Chōmin
- Nogi Maresuke
- Ōkubo Toshimichi
- Kitasato Shibasaburō
- Shiga Naoya
- Nishi Takeichi
- Sasaki Takayuki
- Yoshida Shigeru
The cemetery includes a gaijin bochi (foreign cemetery) containing the remains of many noted foreigners.
- Francis Brinkley (1841–1912) Journalist and scholar.
- Edoardo Chiossone (1833–1898), engraver.
- Edwin Dun (1848–1931), American agricultural advisor.
- William Clark Eastlake (1834–87) "Dental Pioneer of the Orient"
- Hugh Fraser (1837–1894), British ambassador to Japan.
- Flora B. Harris, missionary and translator, wife of Merriman Colbert Harris.
- Merriman Colbert Harris (1846–1921) American Methodist missionary.
- Henry Hartshorne (1823–97), Quaker missionary and doctor, father of Anna Hartshorne.
- Joseph Heco (1837–1897), the first naturalized Japanese-American.
- Paul Jacoulet (1902–1960), French-born woodblock print artist in the Japanese style.
- Arthur Lloyd (1852-1911) Anglican Church in Japan minister, Keio University professor and translator.
- Henry Spencer Palmer (1838–1893) British engineer and journalist.
- Julius Scriba (1848–1905), German surgeon.
- Alexander Croft Shaw (1846-1902), Anglican Church in Japan minister, Keio University professor.
- Guido Verbeck (1830–98), Dutch political advisor, educator, and missionary.
- Charles Dickinson West (1847–1908), Irish engineer.
- Anna Whitney (1834–1883), mother of diarist Clara Whitney.
- This article was originally translated from the Japanese Wikipedia article ja:青山霊園, accessed December 16, 2007
- Who is Buried in the Foreign Section?, The Foreign Section Trust.
- "Resting in Pieces", Metropolis
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