明治神宮略記 (Meiji Jingu Ryakki)

English translation: Brief History (or Description, or Background) of Meiji Shrine

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Japanese term or phrase:明治神宮略記 (Meiji Jingu Ryakki)
English translation:Brief History (or Description, or Background) of Meiji Shrine
Entered by: humbird

18:27 Jun 3, 2006
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Religion / Offerings sold at Shinto shrines
Japanese term or phrase: 明治神宮略記 (Meiji Jingu Ryakki)
This item is listed as one of the items sold by a shrine for prayer ceremonies.

What does the "ryakki" portion mean in this context?
hiromi1234 (X)
Brief History (or Description, or Background) of Meiji Shrine
Explanation:
In Eijiro, you find "abbreviation" or "brief sketch" for 略記.

http://www2.alc.co.jp/ejr/index.php?word_in=L&word_in2=...

However, "abbreviation" by itself does not sound good enough in this case given this Shinto shrine's special status (you know who is enshrined in this place I prsume).
Then you know there is a lot of history behind this place.
For this reason I believe "history" is not so far off.

In any event, 略記 is abbreviated story about something, in this case 明治神宮.
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Brief History (or Description, or Background) of Meiji Shrine


Explanation:
In Eijiro, you find "abbreviation" or "brief sketch" for 略記.

http://www2.alc.co.jp/ejr/index.php?word_in=L&word_in2=...

However, "abbreviation" by itself does not sound good enough in this case given this Shinto shrine's special status (you know who is enshrined in this place I prsume).
Then you know there is a lot of history behind this place.
For this reason I believe "history" is not so far off.

In any event, 略記 is abbreviated story about something, in this case 明治神宮.

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