An Imperial Procession Through Tokyo: Nippon.com Live Blog (November 10, 2019)
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At 3:00 in the afternoon on Sunday, November 10, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako will depart from the Imperial Palace in the heart of Tokyo and make a 4.6-kilometer procession past crowds of wellwishers, making their way to the Akasaka Imperial Residence. The parade was originally scheduled to take place on the day of the Sokuirei Seiden no Gi enthronement ceremony on October 22, but was postponed out of consideration for people in the east and north of the country recovering from the blow of Typhoon Hagibis.
The Shukuga Onretsu no Gi is the first formal parade by members of the imperial family since the emperor and empress, then crown prince and princess, took part in a June 1993 procession to mark their marriage. Locations at its start and end will host performances of "Reiwa," a march composed to celebrate the occasion. View our live coverage below.
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