All prefectures have Gokoku shrine. Gokoku shrine is a shrine honoring war dead. Of course, Chiba prefecture where I live in, too. I visited Chibaken Gokoku shrine (千葉縣護国神社) the other day.
So vast. And I couldn’t find the border between the shrine and Chiba Park.
Front shrine (拝殿)
Sanctuary tablet (You read from right to left)
Cherry blossom ?
Because it is Gokoku shrine, enshrined deities are dead soldiers from End of Edo period to Great East Asian War who lived in Chiba. So, there are many monuments.
This is memorial stone, too. Such many monuments and stones made us realize so large number of people dead because of wars since Edo period.
When I visit Gokoku shrine, I get gosyuin. Of course, I got this time, too.
Name Chibaken Gokoku Shrine (千葉縣護国神社)
Open 24 hours