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Empress Shoken Memorial Ceremony – Meiji Jingu, Tokyo

Kuretake-no-Mai We pray that people Be just unassuming Like the bamboo, Which grows without pretension Or unsightly gnarls (People do not have to be distinguished in the world; they need only to stand straight like the bamboo and remain open, unblemished and honest.) The Kuretake-no-Mai is a poem by the Empress Shoken, consort of the […]

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