“Takamado”, where the Emperor ’s majesty goes up at “Imperial Reishon”, October 19th, 18:16
The “High Governance”, where the Emperor ’s majesty goes up in the “Courtesy of Emperor Reishen” held three days after the imperial throne, was released for the press on the 19th.
The “High Goza” is said to have been used in important ceremonies related to the emperor's throne since the Nara period. And the Emperor goes up the pedestal and says the word proclaiming the throne inside and outside.
On the 19th, it was released together with a “notebook” where the Empress went up.
Both were made to the throne of the Taisho Emperor more than 100 years ago and have been stored at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, but last year they were dismantled and transported to the Imperial Palace to repaint lacquer and repair ornaments. And completed last month.
The height of the “Tall Imperial Palace” is about 6 meters and 50 centimeters, and the octagonal canopy has a large golden spear on top and decorations such as a mirror.
The "Ocean stand" is a little smaller than 5 meters and 50 centimeters high.
The “Takamaza” and “Gotendai” are sprinkled with silk fabrics, and the “Imperial Court” will be the first time that both Majesty will be shown to the attendees. It has become.
On the 19th, a rehearsal was held by executives of the Imperial Household Agency and Cabinet Secretariat attending the ceremony. In the courtyard facing the pine pine, a flag was raised with 26 large and small flags, and lacquered chairs decorated with chrysanthemums were neatly arranged in the building where the participants entered. .
Along with the rituals, practice of dressing traditional costumes
At the “Imperial Court,” the staff of the Imperial Household Agency line up wearing costumes that have been passed down since ancient times. Aside from the ritual, practice of dressing up is being repeated.
One person who teaches dressing, Kazuhiko Okamoto (67) who lives in Otsu City, is a former employee of the Kyoto Office of the Imperial Household Agency. During the throne of the Emperor, he played the role of “Emonkata” and was in charge of dressing the Secretary of the Imperial Household Agency.
According to Mr. Okamoto, this time, in addition to the staff of the Imperial Household Agency, the Imperial Household Agency OB and the priests of the shrine will also be dressed, but nearly 30 years have passed since the last ritual, wearing a long-standing costume called "Zontai" Few people have experience.
For this reason, Okamoto has held workshops once a month since September last year for the priesthood in the Kanto region and Kyoto, as requested by the Imperial Household Agency.
In late last month, about 40 people participated in a workshop held at a university in Tokyo and practiced dressing for over 5 hours.
The costumes are worn by people called “Teijo-san Ekisha” who are lined up in the courtyard of the Imperial Palace and Palace by holding swords and bows and arrows during ceremonies. Two or more costumes are hard and heavy, so two people can wear them together.
The people who participated in the workshop were dressed carefully while fixing the wrinkles one by one in the prescribed order. Mr. Okamoto repeated the confirmation to the details such as putting the paper instead of the ruler under the hem and checking the height so that it looks beautiful when lined up in a costume. It was.
Mr. Okamoto also said that he will serve as the “Komomonkata” at the ceremonial ceremony of this throne, “I think it is one duty to convey the costumes used in important ceremonies to future generations. As with Heisei, it would be great if you could dress more beautifully than that. "