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British Foreign Secretary and Ambassador visited Tsurugaoka Hachimangu on 22 July.

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, and H.E. Mr. Paul Madden, the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Her Britannic Majesty's Embassy in Japan, visited Tsurugaoka Hachimangu on 22nd July.

First, they attended a Shinto ceremony in the Main Shrine, and Mr. Boris Johnson offered a tamagushi in the ceremony as the representative of attendees.
Then, they looked around the precinct with guidance by the Vice Chief Priest, and listened to the explanation of the English oak which was presented from British Embassy in 2002. They also enjoyed Japanese traditional kaiseki lunch with Chief Priest in the guest house. They deepened the understanding of Shinto and Japanese culture through the conversation with the Chief Priest.

  

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