Today I visited the Meiji Shrine.
The shrine is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji, the first emperor of modern Japan, and his consort, Empress Shoken. Work was completed in 1920, but then was destroyed during the Second world war but was rebuilt shortly after. Set within a parkland of 120,000 trees it’s an oasis of calm in a very hectic city and the perfect place to sit for a while.
Something I really liked here was the prayers people left on these wooden pieces. I spent a while reading them. For a donation you can leave your prayer. People went to alot of effort to personalise theirs and others simply made me smile, like Broadway below. I guess we all have our own priorities and things to be thankful for.