Meiji-jingu shrine is a shrine located in Shibuya,Tokyo which is is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. It was founded after the emperor's death in 1912 to commemorate his role in the Meiji Restoration in 1920. It is surrounded by a quiet forest, which makes people forget that they are in Tokyo, planted when the shrine was founded.
More than 3 million people visit for "Hatsumode", the first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year. This number is larger than any other shrine or temple in Japan.
It will be 100 years in 2020 since the shrine has been founded, and many of the shrine's buildings are being restored to prepare for the celebration. A visit to Meiji-jingu shrine preparing for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the shrine.
Emperor Meiji, Empress Shoken
Prosperity of the Imperial house, Peace and security of the nation, Good health, Couple harmony, Well-being of the family, Matchmaking