Japanese Emperor Naruhito proclaims enthronement in highly ritualized ceremony

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-22 15:11:28|Editor: xuxin
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Japanese Emperor Naruhito (back, L), Empress Masako (R) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front, L) attend the emperor's coronation ceremony in the Seiden State Hall at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 22, 2019. Japanese Emperor Naruhito on Tuesday proclaimed his enthronement in a highly ritualized, ancient-style ceremony held in the Seiden State Hall at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in front of 2,000 guests from around the world. In the official coronation ceremony known as "Sokuirei Seiden no gi," the 59-year-old emperor wearing a dark reddish-brown robe known as a "Korozen no goho" only worn by emperors, made his ascension to the 6.5-meter-high canopied Takamikura imperial throne. (Issei Kato/Pool via Xinhua)

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