Public Exhibition of Emperor's Throne Eyed after Enthronement Ceremony
Tokyo, Oct. 19 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government is considering holding a public exhibition of the "Takamikura" throne after it is used in Crown Prince Naruhito's enthronement ceremony in October 2019, it was learned on Friday.
The public exhibition was proposed by Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuhiro Sugita during the first meeting of a government panel on a series of Imperial succession-related ceremonies on Oct. 12, according to minutes of the meeting released Friday.
Sugita was quoted as saying that it would be appropriate to hold a public exhibition of the throne in order to allow many people of the country to get a feel for the enthronement ceremony.
The Takamikura throne was transferred to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo from the Kyoto Imperial Palace in the old capital in western Japan last month.
At the panel meeting, Sugita also said it was desirable for each government agency to arrange celebratory events, as happened with the enthronement of incumbent Emperor Akihito three decades ago.
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