National Geographic : 1945 Nov
Black Star Flags Flutter and Banzai Screams Ring Out. Uniformed Schoolboys Give Thanks at the Imperial Palace for aVictory By the tens of thousands, Tokyo children paraded to the moats and walls of their "forbidden city." This class wasled byitsteacher (right), the entire school by its principal. How emperor-worship ceremonies unnerved educators is described by the author, who saw two incredibledevotions. Suicide was thefate ofany teacher who fumbled (page 526). Before palace gates such as the one above, twoscore Japanese committed hara-kiri whenthe Emperor announced Japan's surrender.