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Toy soldiers and real battles: Joshoin Temple Devoted To The Russo-Japanese War

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Joshoin Temple Devoted To The Russo-Japanese War

This is a temple located in the mountains on the east side of Okabe-shuku. The main temple houses 223 wooden statues of soldiers and sailors built to memorialize the heroes who died during the Russo-Japanese War (Feb 8, 1904 – Sep 5, 1905) from this area and is also known as the "Hyotai Temple". Wooden statues were created in the Meiji era based on photographs of the died heroes, and their facial expressions and costumes are completely different. Photos are sourced from Tokyo Fox.


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