National Geographic : 1945 Nov
516 The National Geographic Magazine Aivrii c z Acme Hirohito, the "God" Who Takes American Orders, Leaves Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine To Yasukuni the ashes of Japan's dead heroes are sent for enshrinement and deification. Hirohito was the author's neighbor at Hayama, a seaside village, but sight of him did not paralyze Mr. Price's eyes (page 513). The theory of the Emperor's blinding countenance stems from his supposed descent from the sun. Overhead are chrysanthemums, the imperial crest. At right are tubs for sake, given to deities but drunk by the shrine's priests.