Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: On June 17, 1895 (Meiji 28), Taiwan came under the rule of the Empire of Japan. In the following year on December 3, 1896, the first Shinto shrine was created in Taiwan. This was actually the already existing Koxinga Ancestral Shrine ( Kaizan by) located in Tainan but renamed Kaizan Shrine (). Since then, Shinto shrines were built in the major cities between the Meiji and Taish period, while the majority of Shinto shrines in Taiwan were built from the late 1930s until Japan's defeat in World War II. In total, 204 shrines were built in Taiwan, 66 of which were officially sanctioned by the Japanese Empire . Although many shrines in the exterior territories ( gaichi) such as Hokkaid had enshrined deities ( Saijin) such as the Three Kami Deities of Cultivation ( Kaitaku Sanjin) which consisted of kunitama no Mikoto (), namuchi no Mikoto () and Sukunahikona no Mikoto (); the Sun Goddess Amaterasu; Meiji Emperor etc, in Taiwan, most shrines had Prince Yoshihisa as a Saijin. Prince Yoshihisa was sent to Taiwan to subjugate the anti-Japanese rebellion but fell ill and died from malaria in Tainan in 1895. This fate was similar to that of the legendary Prince Yamato Takeru that Prince Yoshihisa was made a tutelary deity ( chingo no kami) of Taiwan. In 1901 (Meiji 34), the Taiwan Shrine (later Taiwan Grand Shrine) was built and Prince Yoshihisa along with the Three Kami Deities of Cultivation were enshrined. Amaterasu was later included in the shrine. The shrines in Taiwan followed in its lead and Prince Yoshihisa became a Saijin in most shrines throughout Taiwan. Furthermore, in Tainan, the place of Prince Yoshihisa's demise, the Tainan Shrine was built. After Japan's defeat in World War II, the shrines were either destroyed or converted into Chines... More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=10227302
Shinto Shrines in Taiwan: List of Shinto Shrines in Taiwan, Shinto in Taiwan, Kagi Shrine, Taiwan Grand Shrine, ? Gon Shrine, Karenk? Shrine
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