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Repetition - Book "MEIJI SHRINE"
movie, mixed media
music stand


The Meiji Shrine is a monumental shrine dedicated to honor the Meiji Emperor and the Empress of Japan. The figure in the photograph, most likely accompanied by his business colleagues, holds a flag in his hand perhaps for a celebration or a preparation for war. The picture depicts their special occasion at the shrine in honoring the god. The main shrine was destroyed during WWII, but was reconstructed shortly after. The film shows the water basin used for purifying the mind and spirit before visiting the main shrine.