Originally, Yasukuni Shrine was called Shokonsha, which was established during the Meji era (1869). However, after a decade it was renamed to the beloved Shrine we know today, Yasukuni Shrine. Currently, more than 2,466,000 divinities are enshrined here, they are said to be the souls of the many people who have sacrificed their lives to Japan since 1853. This can be from the Boshin War, Seinan War, both World Wars and many other incidents. These souls, regardless of their social ranking, are considered to be completely equal and worshipped as venerable divinities of Yasukuni.