1. Meiji Kinendo Memorial

Meiji Kinendo Memorial

A memorial hall dedicated to war veterans who died overseas

Meiji Kinendo was founded by Ryokan Honjo, a Buddhist monk of Tokushoji Temple, to comfort the souls of Sado Islanders who died for their country in the First Sino-Japanese War, and is funded by donations. Later, the souls of the dead in the Russo-Japanese War, Japanese Siberian Intervention, and Manchuria Incident were enshrined here, too. A board inscribed by calligrapher Banko Yoshida with the words of Meiji Kinendo, is hung in front, and the hand-written notes of Field Marshal Iwao Oyama, Katsu Kaishu (a naval officer and mediator in the Meiji Restoration in 1898), and Marshal Admiral Togo are hung inside. A graveyard for Russian navy crews also exists within the grounds.

Facility Basic Information

154 Hei Chigusa, Sado, Niigata 952-1209
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 20 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Kanai Gakkoumae (Honsen [Main Line]) Approx. 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
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