10th Sport Tournament of Chosen Jingu Supporting Association Watch Fob/昭和六年朝鮮体育協會度第十囬朝鮮神宮奉贊體育大會章

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Height 43 mm.
Width 24 mm.

Specimen from the collection of National Museum of Korea.

Chōsen Korean Sports Association Badge.jpg

第十囬朝鮮神宮奉贊體育大會 - 10th Sport Tournament of Chosen Jingu Supporting [Association or Offering Association, i.e. organization that support temple or shrine]

Chōsen Shrine /조선신궁/Chōsen Jingū/ was the most important Shinto shrine in Korea from 1925 to 1945, during the period of Japanese rule. The famous architect and architectural historian Itō Chūta, also responsible for Meiji Jingū, contributed to its planning.

After the annexation of Korea in 1910, the Japanese government embarked upon a policy of Japanization. This included worship at Shintō shrines, as much a political expression of patriotism as a religious act. From 1925, school pupils were required to attend Shinto shrines, and in 1935 it became compulsory for university students and government employees to attend Shinto ceremonies. By 1945, there were a total of 1,140 shrines in Korea associated with State Shinto.

Chōsen Jingū was erected in 1925 on the peak of Nanzan mountain in Keijō and was dedicated to Amaterasu and Emperor Meiji. It was constructed in the shinmei-zukuri style of Ise Jingū. Chōsen Jingū was demolished in October 1945, two months after Japan's defeat in World War II, and in 1970 the "Patriot An Chung-gun Memorial Hall" was constructed on the site of the former shrine, in honour of An Chung-gun, the assassin of Itō Hirobumi, the first Japanese Resident-General.​

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昭和六年度 - 1931

朝鮮体育協會 - Chōsen /Korean/ Sports Association

Chōsen Korean Sports  Association Badge.jpg
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