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Yasukuni Shrine Security Officer Loses His Hat!

by Bob Kerstetter

A security officer attempts to play with a young shy boy at Yasukuni Shrine — 靖国神社 — Tokyo, Japan.

Yasukuni Shine Security Officer Coaxing Boy to Play

When the boy shies away and pulls back toward his mother the officer suggests a hat exchange.

Yasukuni Shine Security Officer Suggesting a Hat Swap

And the deal works… …sort of!

Yasukuni Shine Security Officer Losing His Hat

Established in 1869 as Shokonsha and renamed 10 years later, Yasukuni Shine honors the war dead of Japan. It sits in Central Tokyo near the Imperial Palace.

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