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Rare Meiji Period "Five Articles of Oath" monument.â
With chrysanthemum crest.Â
TheÂ Charter OathÂ (äºç®æ¡ã®å¾¡èªæ,Â GokajÅ no Goseimon, more literally, theÂ Oath in Five Articles)Â was promulgated on 6 April 1868 inÂ Kyoto Imperial Palace.Â The Oath outlined the main aims and the course of action to be followed duringÂ Emperor Meiji's reign, setting the legal stage for Japan's modernization. This also set up a process of urbanization as people of all classes were free to move jobs so people went to the city for better work. It remained influential, if less for governing than inspiring, throughout theÂ Meiji eraÂ and into the twentieth century, and can be considered the firstÂ constitutionÂ of modern Japan.
Condition: used /Â There is no noticeable damage, but there are some scuffs and scratches.