Left: An exterior view of Kenkoku Chūreibyō, taken from an interwar-era postcard. IC; right: A view of Kenkoku Chūreibyō today, Changchun, Jilin province, May 28, 2018. Courtesy of Ma Te

Why Northeast China’s Forgotten Japanese Shrines Still Matter

The few colonial-era temples still standing in the region should be protected and preserved, not left to rot.

The ruins of Kongōji temple in Changchun, Jilin province, 2018. Courtesy of Ma Te
Shōtoku Hall, Dalian, Liaoning province, May 15, 2018. Courtesy of Ma Te

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