Imperial Couple Take Part in Morning Enthronement Ritual

Culture

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako took part in a morning ceremony on October 22, 2019, to report their formal enthronement before a shrine in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

Emperor Naruhito returns to his quarters after taking part in the Sokuirei Tōjitsu Kashiki-dokoro Ōmae no Gi, a ceremony taking place on the morning of his formal enthronement.  (© Jiji)
Emperor Naruhito returns to his quarters after taking part in the Sokuirei Tōjitsu Kashiko-dokoro Ōmae no Gi, a ceremony taking place on the morning of his formal enthronement. (© Jiji; pool photo)

Empress Masako returns after her participation  in the Sokuirei Tōjitsu Kashiki-dokoro Ōmae no Gi.  (© Jiji)
Empress Masako returns after her participation in the Sokuirei Tōjitsu Kashiko-dokoro Ōmae no Gi. (© Jiji; pool photo)

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