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130603-0044 - Funeral of Prince Sanjo


Tokyo Meiji 1890s Georges Bigot
Shinto ceremony during the state funeral of Prince Sanjo Sanetomi (三条実美, 1837–1891), an Imperial court noble and statesman. His grave is at Gokoku-ji (護国寺) in Bunkyo, Tokyo.

Published in the French illustrated weekly Le Monde Illustré on June 6, 1891 (Meiji 24). Art by French artist Georges Ferdinand Bigot (1860-1927), famous for his satirical cartoons of life in Meiji period Japan.

Original text: “Funérailles du prince Sanjo, A Tokio. – La chapelle ardente.”
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