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Yasukuni End of War Celebrations at Yasukuni Shrine(50 images)

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The Pacific war with Japan finished on August 15th 1945. This event is celebrated on that day every year in Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine. Located in central Tokyo's Chiyoda ward this shrine is a private entity and not state funded. This allows it to honour the dead of Japan's wars, including 14 Class A war criminals whose spirits were enshrined there in 1978. There enshrinement has...
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  • A nationalist in Meiji era military uniform at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist and the paramilitary Uyoku dantai. Tokyo, Japan. August 15th 2009
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  • Nationalist in Imperial army and navy uniforms at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Right wing nationalist in imperial era military uniforms at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • A Japanese battle flag at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Kunio Hatoyama, a politician with the Liberal Democratic Party, hold a dove before releasing it as a prayer for peace at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • A priest holds a dove before releasing it as a prayer for peace at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Portrait of an old man in Imperial era air force pilot`s uniform at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Old men in Imperial era military uniforms at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • An old man in an Imperial era military uniform with a rifle at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • An old man in an Imperial era military uniform at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Police riot shields at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Police with riot shields and wearing riot gear at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • A right wing nationalist at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Military veterans with a small Japanese battle flag at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • A right wing nationalist at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • A man in Imperial era soldier`s uniform at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Policemen in riot gear line up in a street near Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • A sound truck from the paramilitary right wing Uyoku Dantai is prevented from going through a road block by a policeman outside Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Policemen in riot gear line up and keep watch at a road block near Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Policemen in riot gear man a road block to stop the sound trucks of the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai right wing groups outside Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Pigeons on the large iron Torii gate at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Men in Imperial era military uniforms march with a Japanese battle flag at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • Men in Imperial era military uniforms march with a Japanese battle flag at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • A man in Imperial era soldier`s uniform salutes at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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  • A man in Imperial era soldier`s uniform salutes at Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
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