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110707-0027 - Funeral of Meiji Emperor


Tokyo Taisho 1910s Unknown
People congregate near Babasakimon in Tokyo on the funeral day (御大葬) of Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) on September 13, 1912 (Taisho 1). On this day general Maresuke Nogi and his wife committed ritual suicide in accordance with the samurai practice of following one’s master into death (殉死, junshi).
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