Nogi Shrine (Tokyo)
|Nogi Shrine (乃木神社, Nogi-jinja)|
|Glossary of Shinto|
Nogi Shrine (乃木神社, Nogi-jinja) was established on November 1, 1923 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. It is located in Tokyo, Japan.
The shrine compound includes an example of Western architecture constructed during the Meiji period. It is famous as the site where General Nogi and his wife chose to kill themselves after the Meiji Emperor's death. 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.
- Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture
- Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
- Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture
- Hannō, Saitama Prefecture
8-11-27 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
- English language pamphlet collected from Shrine on 2015-02-18
- Nogi Shrine official homepage, "由緒 (in Japanese)". Retrieved 2019-06-08.