I wonder how many rites there are to complete in the 1st year for the Emperor. the visit to Ise Shrine was certainly admirable and some people could even see them embarking on the shinkansen back to Tokyo!
With the new emperor, we are discovering a year round full of secretive sometimes and at least never seen before rituals and events, yesterday was the once in the reign rituel to Daijosai, this creates discussions around cost, division between state and religion, etc.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/liveblog/2/ – visits to the shrines inside the Imperial Palace – this morning
Cannot wait to watch this tomorrow! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity both Japanese citizens and us who happen to live in Japan when this historical change happens! Banzai! take a look at the process
And again, another day, another unique historical moment, with the access to the Chrysanthemum throne of Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Masako. What a ritual, thought for thought. At 10h30, on Wednesday 1st May 2019, in 10′, the ceremony was again wrapped up! this time, only the male adults in the Imperial family. There […]