Nogi Shrine (Tokyo)

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Nogi Shrine (乃木神社, Nogi-jinja)
Nogi shrine in Minato Tokyo - September 19 2021 various 01 16 24 157000.jpeg
Nogi Shrine, 2021
Nogi Shrine (Tokyo) is located in Japan
Nogi Shrine (Tokyo)
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates35°40′08″N 139°43′41″E / 35.66889°N 139.72806°E / 35.66889; 139.72806Coordinates: 35°40′08″N 139°43′41″E / 35.66889°N 139.72806°E / 35.66889; 139.72806
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

Nogi Shrine (乃木神社, Nogi-jinja) was established on November 1, 1923[1] and dedicated to General Nogi Maresuke (63) and his wife Nogi Shizuko (53) after their death on September 13, 1912. The Tokyo Mayor, Baron Yoshio Sakatani, took the initiative to organise the Chūō Nogi Kai (Central Nogi Association) to build a shrine to the couple within their residence.[1] It is located in Tokyo, Japan.

The shrine compound includes an example of Western architecture constructed during the Meiji period.[citation needed] It is famous as the site where General Nogi and his wife chose to kill themselves after the Meiji Emperor's death.[1] The shrine was opened soon after this event but was destroyed during the 1945 air raids on May 25, 1945. The present shrine was built in 1962.[2]

There, Nogi Maresuke (乃木希典, 乃木希典大人之命) is celebrated as a Shinto kami.[citation needed] There are several Nogi Shrines in Japan including the following locations:


8-11-27 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052


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  1. ^ a b c English language pamphlet collected from Shrine on 2015-02-18
  2. ^ Nogi Shrine official homepage, "由緒 (in Japanese)". Retrieved 2019-06-08.