Japan Crown Prince, Crown Princess Visit Emperor Showa's Mausoleum

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Tokyo, April 26 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visited the mausoleum of Emperor Showa in a Tokyo suburb Tuesday.

In the visit, the couple reported the completion of the "Rikkoshi-no-Rei" ceremonies in November 2020 to proclaim that then Prince Akishino became Crown Prince.

In the morning, the couple approached the mausoleum to offer "tamagushi" sacred tree branches and bowed.

Then they visited the mausoleum of Emperor Taisho and that of his wife, Empress Teimei, as well as the mausoleum of Empress Kojun, Emperor Showa's wife.

Those mausolea are located in the Musashi Imperial Mausolea Grounds in the western Tokyo city of Hachioji.

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