Taipei 2016 Spring : National Revolutionary Martyrs’ shrine (忠烈祠)

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The most popular spot among Japanese tourists next to National palace museum.

I got to national Revolutionary Martyrs’ shrine 10 minutes before the Changing of the Guard ceremony. There weren’t still many people.

Gate, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

交替式の10分くらい前に忠烈祠に着きました。まだ人はあまりいません。

Guards in white uniform never move while guarding for one hour. The man in the black uniform looks after the guards. For example, drying the sweat, keeping them neat and so on.

Uniform differ from the belongs.
White uniforms is navy, blue is air force and green is army. So, they belong to the navy.

Soldiers never move, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

白い制服を着た兵隊さんたちは1時間の任務の間、微動だにしません。黒い服を着ている人はお世話係。汗を拭いてあげたり、服の崩れを直してあげたり。

National revolutionary Martyrs’ shrine is dedicated to the war dead of the Republic of China. I know about 330,000 Chinese persons were killed in total.

Promnade, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

忠烈祠は辛亥革命や日中戦争などで亡くなった33万人の英霊を祀っていて、隣にある国防部が管理しています。

Pavilion

Pavilion, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

The entrance building was under repair.

Entrance building, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

About the most important day for Taiwan, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

Main worship hall.

Main worship hall, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

Inside the worship hall, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

Two guards. Of course, they never move.

They never move, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

本堂にも兵士が二人。もちろん動かない(`・ω・´)ちなみに白い制服の人は海軍所属なんだそうです。

Some large buses for group tourists came around 5 minutes before the ceremony and many people gathered close to the gate.
So, I went to there, too.

It was rainy day (not heavy rainfall), so there weren’t many people all the same.

People waiting for the ceremony, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

5分前になると大型バスもやってきて、人が集まってきました。それでも雨が降っているせいか、少ないですね。

The ceremony started in sharp !
Next five guards appeared and went toward the main shrine.

Ceremony starts, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

時間通りに交替式がスタート!交替する兵士たちがやってきました。リズムよくそろって行進。

Everyone followed the guards 🙂

Following, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

みんなもついていきます(^^)

They went up. Many people forestalled the guards and took the photo :p

Upstairs, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

上にあがり・・・(ってみんな先回りして写真撮ってる人多い)。

Finally, they got to in front of the shrine. (Their marching is very slow)

In front of the shrine, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

ゆーーーっくりと行進をして、時間をかけて本堂の前まで。

Onto the floor of main shrine , National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

Worship , National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

Then two guards changed. Finally two fixed guards for one hour move !

They move !, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

1時間、微動だにしなかった兵士がついに壇上から降ります。なんか感動的。

Last acting at the shrine.

Last ceremony at the shrine, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

最後の儀式を済ませ、新しい二人が壇上へ。

Next guards. Once they stand on the box, they can’t move for one hour. So, the man in the black uniform tidy the two guards up.

Next guards, National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, Dazhi (Taipei 201605)

ひとたび壇上へ上がったら1時間動けないので、服の乱れなどは整えてもらいます。

After that, five guards went toward the gate and changed two guards as well as the main shrine.

It is held everyday’s every hour on the hour (last is 4:40 p.m.) except March 29th, September 3rd and some days that have bad weather.

After that I tried to go to Longshan temple by bus because Dazhistation is far from the shrine, but I had no idea which bus take me to Longshan temple. So, I gave up going to there by bus and I went back to Dazhi station.

About National Revolutionary Martyrs’ shrine (忠烈祠)

Address / 台北市北安路139號
Station / Dazhi (大直) station
Open / 9:00 – 17:00
Closed / March 29th, September 3rd
Admission fee / free of charge

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