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Emperor Meiji
Original name: Prince Mutsuhito
Birth: Nov. 3, 1852
Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
Death: Jul. 30, 1912
Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

The 122nd Emperor of Japan. The second son of the Emperor Komei, he succeeded to the throne in 1867. In December of the same year, the imperial rule was restored and a period of accelerated social change known generally as the "Meiji Restoration" began. During his reign, Japan's capital was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo, where the former Edo Castle was made into the Imperial palace. During this time, the supreme power of the state came to be concentrated in the emperor's hand, although the business of government was carried out by his ministers. The popular emperor often presented himself to the public. His physical remains are interred in the Momoyama Mausoleum, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto. One can seek an audience with his spirit at the Meiji Jinju (shrine) in Tokyo. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
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Momoyama Imperial Mausoleum
Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: May 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7470766
Emperor Meiji
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
Emperor Meiji
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
Emperor Meiji
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
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YOur victory over Russia influenced race relations and the civil rights movement from 1905 onward on the world stage. "All men are created equal" was no longer lofty idealistic talk. You made it a fact to be reckoned with.
- Social Studies Teacher
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
Rest In Peace, Dearest Emperor Meiji!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Aug. 31, 2012
Vision. Change. Legacy. Resolve. Greatness. You had it all, Your Majesty. R.I.P.
- Rising Sun
 Added: Feb. 11, 2012
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