Cherry Blossoms at Yasukuni Shrine

A lively festival at a controversial location

 By Hana Joy   Apr 15, 2013

As is eloquently discussed in this thoughtful article, Yasukuni Shrine is a controversial location due to its position as a memorial to those who died in World War II. Although this factor itself warrants a visit, in the spring the cherry blossoms are also well worth a trip. A large festival is held on site, and the historical significance of the location only adds to the splendor of the festival.

Photography by Hana Joy
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Jeradyne Cheong 2 years ago
Awh, that small cluster of blossoms look so precious <3