Prince Shōtoku is one of the most important figures in Japanese history. He, more than any other, was responsible for the establishment of Buddhism in Japan and for the creation of a more efficient centralized government. Many of his accomplishments have been discounted by modern historians, but he is traditionally credited with being a brilliant scholar, establishing nōji and other early temples, and authoring the Seventeen Article Constitution (not a constitution in the modern sense, but nonetheless a pioneering treatise on the responsibilities of government).
His tomb is in Taishi Chō, a town in a way, at least, named after him. It is near the tombs of several important persons close to him: his father, his aunt (for whom he served as regent), and the envoy who delivered his famous letter (written in Suiko's name) to China. These tombs are also placemarked.
This file is somewhat more elaborate than when it was a simple placemark in my first GEC post.
Click on the icon to see the post in the old GEC.
First posted May 21, 2006. File last revised April 16, 2016.
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT