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Imperial Rescript on Establishment of Constitutional Regime


An Imperial Edict issued in April in the 8th year of Meiji(1875). The Imperial Edict envisions establishment of Genroin(Chambers of Elders) as legislative organ, Supreme Court as judicial organ, local administrator council assuming a lower house of the legislative organ, and gradual shift to constitutional polity. "Kobun Fuzoku no Zu" (Picutures and charts affiliated with Kobun Roku )containing this illustration were designated an as National Important Cultural Properties of Japan in the 10th year of Heisei(1998) together with "Kobunroku" (Compiled Records of the Grand Council of State).