60th Anniversary of Emperor Meiji Visit to Ueno Park Commemorative Ceremony Attendance Watch Fob/明治天皇上野公園 行幸六拾年紀念式典参列章

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天壌無窮 - As Eternal as Heaven and Earth


明治天皇上野公園 - Emperor Meiji Ueno Park

行幸六拾年紀念 - 60 Years of Imperial Visit Commemorative

式典参列章 - Ceremony Attendance Badge


昭和十年十一月三日 - November 3, 1935

明治天皇 - Emperor Meiji

上野公園行幸六拾年 - 60 Years of Imperial Visit to the Ueno Park

式典紀念 - Commemorative Ceremony

恊賛會 - Support Association

Ribbon is missing.
Ueno Park /上野公園 - Ueno Kōen/ is a spacious public park in the Ueno district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. The park was established in 1873 on lands formerly belonging to the temple of Kan'ei-ji. Amongst the country's first public parks, it was founded following the western example as part of the borrowing and assimilation of international practices that characterizes the early Meiji period. The home of a number of major museums, Ueno Park is also celebrated in spring for its cherry blossoms and hanami. In recent times the park and its attractions have drawn over ten million visitors a year, making it Japan's most popular city park.

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The Meiji Emperor, Empress and their attendants are watching the horse racing at the new race track at Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park. Festivities include fireworks and decorated boats on the pond. Woodblock print by Sekisai Kuniyasu, 1885.

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Horse races were also held at the park in the Shinobazu Pond area. The inaugural race, held on November 1, 1884, was attended by Emperor Meiji. The following excerpt appeared in a Daily Yomiuri article dated November 2, 1884:

"On the first day of the big horserace … great fireworks were set off 21 times … . Three decorated boats of the Navy Ministry made a circuit of the pond and then the first race was started. After each race was finished, fireworks were let off and music was played. Although it was a rainy day, many people came to see the horserace and the area was very crowded. A temporary bridge built over the pond was loaded with so many people that it almost fell into the pond. Also, Ueno hill was crowded with people hoping to catch a glimpse of the races. The last race finished at around 6:30 p.m. and then the Emperor departed."​
Full set with original ribbon and case.

紀念章 - Commemorative Badge






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