Emperor Naruhito Reports Enthronement at Emperor Meiji's Mausoleum
Kyoto, Nov. 28 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Emperor Naruhito reported the completion of a series of "Sokui-no-Rei" enthronement-related events and the "Daijosai" thanksgiving ritual, during a visit to the mausoleum of Emperor Meiji, his paternal great-great-grandfather, in the western city of Kyoto on Thursday morning.
In the "Shinetsu-no-Gi" reporting ceremony, Emperor Naruhito made a "tamagushi" Shinto ritual offering and gave a prayer at the mausoleum around 10:30 a.m. (1:30 a.m. GMT). Empress Masako also offered a prayer, around 10:50 a.m.
In the afternoon, the couple will hold a tea party at the Kyoto Imperial Palace, to be attended by about 600 guests, including the governors of the six prefectures in the Kansai western Japan region and representatives from various fields. They will return to Tokyo on Thursday night.
Emperor Naruhito, who ascended the throne on May 1, attended the "Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi" ceremony on Oct. 22 to proclaim his enthronement both at home and abroad, and performed Daijosai on Nov. 14-15.
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