Three Palace Sanctuaries

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Three Palace Sanctuaries in the Taishō Era in the 1920s.

The Three Palace Sanctuaries (宮中三殿, Kyūchū sanden) are a group of structures in the precincts of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. They are used in imperial religious ceremonies, including weddings and enthronements.

The three sanctuaries are:


  • Article on Kyūchū sanden from the Encyclopedia of Shinto
  • Kenkyusha's New Japanese-English Dictionary, Kenkyusha Limited, ISBN 4-7674-2015-6
  • Ono, Sokyo, Shinto: The Kami Way, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Tokyo 1992, ISBN 0-8048-0525-3

Coordinates: 35°40′54″N 139°44′59″E / 35.68167°N 139.74972°E / 35.68167; 139.74972

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