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Photo:Motomiya (Original Shrine)

4.Motomiya (Original Shrine)

This small shrine was established in Kyoto, in secret, by sympathizers of imperial loyalists killed during the upheaval that arose in the early days of the Meiji Restoration. Seventy years later, in 1931, it was moved here. It is called Motomiya, or the original shrine, as it was the prototype of what later became Yasukuni Shrine.