"Takamikura" Throne to Be Shown to Public in Tokyo, Kyoto
Tokyo, June 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan will put the "Takamikura" throne on public display in Tokyo and Kyoto after a ceremony on Oct. 22 to proclaim Emperor Naruhito's enthronement, a government committee said Thursday.
Takamikura for the Emperor and the "Michodai" throne for the Empress will be exhibited for free at the Tokyo National Museum from Dec. 22 to 25 and from Jan. 2 to 19, 2020, and at the Kyoto Imperial Palace in western Japan from March 1 to 22.
Traditional costumes to be used in the ceremony, "Sokuirei Seiden no Gi," will also be displayed, according to the government's ceremonies committee.
Emperor Emeritus Akihito, the father of the current Emperor, proclaimed his enthronement from the same Takamikura in Sokuirei Seiden no Gi for him in 1990.
At that time, Takamikura and other related items were shown to the public at the Kyoto palace. They attracted some 162,000 visitors.
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