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Parent Memorandum on Shintoism in Manchuria
Date 9 September 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 3
Folder General Memorandums and Reports from September 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Anniversary of the Creation of Japan. And we in person paid our homage before the great Shrine of Ise. On this blissful occasion of our return, we reverently establish the State Foundation Shrine, dedicated to Amaterasu-omikami whom we most worship and respect. We in person pray for the fortune and welfare of our people and decree that this shall be a permanent rite. We order that our sons and grandsons and infinite generations to come shall continue to believe in Him forever so as to consolidate the basis of our State on Shintoism and to unfold the principle of our State according to the teachings of loyalty and piety, thus bringing about pacification by love and benevolence and reaching accord by peace and harmony. In the four seas of tranquility, keep with zeal the Divine Blessings. We command that our subjects well understand this intention of ours and consolidate the basis and unfold the principle of our State. We command that our people shall not relax in their continuous efforts in self-improvement, thus making the State stronger and stronger. IMPERIAL NAME AND IMPERIAL SEAL 15 July in the Seventh Year of Kang Teh (1940) CHANG Ching Hui, Prime Minister Hsi Chia, Minister of Imperial Household