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This gate "Peace of  Torii" iinscription writing 


The Grand Torii of the Hakone Shrine standing in the Hakone Lake hears a tablet in the handwriting of exprime Minister Shigeru Yoshida who by signing the San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951 set the Japanese nation marching on the road of peace and democracy.

In October 1964 the Hakone Shrine held a solemn prayer service for world peace to mark its 1200 th anniversary and also to commermorate the Tokyo Olympic Games then in progress. Yoshida the accomplished calligrapher took out his writing brush and wrote two ideograhs "Peace" and "Friendships" on a Special sheet of paper and presented it to the shrine.
This is the origin of the Torii Tablet which bespeaks the fervent aspirations of the new Japan to international peace and amity.
This shrine gate is hereby renamed Peace Torii and bequeathed to posterity to be cherihed by all generations forever. 25 OCTOBER 1964

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Copyright: Kiyoharu Takamura
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11536x5768
Taken: 18/07/2014
Uploaded: 25/11/2015


Tags: torii; shinto shrine archway; gate; hakone; shrine; ashinoko; lake; kanagawa
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