The Meijijingu

The Meijijingu

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting.

[May, 2013] In this photo you can see Meiji shrine, one of the most important and typical tourist destination in Tokyo.

It is always full of foreign tourists but I don’t know how many of them can appreciate its importance.

Fortunately I was with a Japanese friend of mine, Tomoko, who is specialized in history of art and for this reason I could learn some features of the shrine.

This shrine was built when the emperor Meiji died.

He was the symbol of the revolution and he guided the process of modernisation of Japan from a “medieval country” to a world power in less than 50 years.

In fact this process worked well because there was a particular strategy behind.

Wolrd experts in every field of knowledge was invited to move to Japan with temporary contracts with high salary to manage the public administration and to teach and educate the new and young Japanese management.

Because of that, they needed only one generation to learn how to manage the country themselves with the profound knowledge of Western culture.

Don’t you think that a similar thing could be usuful in the present Italy? To repudiate our origin is wrong , but it is wrong, too, not to think that new seeds can find a fertile ground in our garden.