Tomorrow's ceremonial ceremony for the ceremonial courthouse To the final confirmation of the ritual at the Imperial Palace October 21 4:01
The “Imperial Religion Ceremony”, where the Emperor declares the throne inside and outside, will be held on the afternoon of the 22nd. In the Imperial Palace, final confirmation work is underway for the ritual.
A series of ceremonies for the “Imperial Thanksgiving” will be held on May 1st, “Kento Seikeninogi” and “Assimilation after the throne” On the 22nd, two ceremonies will be held as national acts.
Among them, the ceremonial ceremony of the throne from 1 pm is the center of a series of rituals, and the Emperor climbs the pedestal of the “Takamoma” in the “Pinema” of the Imperial Palace and Palace, In front of foreign heads and representatives from various fields, you will be told words to declare your throne.
In the evening, the first party of the “Feast” will be held, attended by foreign heads, etc., and it is expected that the Emperor and Empress will be able to finish all the dates late at night.
On the 22nd, the celebration parade “Shukuga Onretsugi” was scheduled to be held. Has been postponed.
The Imperial Household Office has been preparing for the ceremonial “Matsuma” by setting up the “Takamaza”, and last weekend, the Imperial Household Agency and Cabinet Secretariat attending the ritual participated. A rehearsal was conducted to confirm the overall movement.
On the 21st, the day before the ritual, final inspection and confirmation will be conducted to accept many attendees at palaces.
His Majesty's clothes
The Emperor and Empress will be able to wear a special outfit that will only be worn on a limited basis, such as on the day of the “Imperial Religion Ceremony”.
At the ceremonial ceremony held at the Imperial Palace at 9 am from 9 am, the Emperor wears a high-quality pure white costume “Haku no Goho”.
The empress is dressed in pure white twelve, and is faced with a ritual with a hairstyle called "Osabashika".
In the “Imperial Religion Ceremony”, the Emperor has been wearing “Kurozen no Goho”, a ceremonial emperor's costume since the Heian period, and the Empress is white and dark purple. The ceremonies will be held in twelve with red and red.
At the "Feast Ceremony" at the palace starting at 7:20 pm, the Emperor wears a noodle dress and wears the highest order medal, such as the "Great Order of Chrysanthemum Necklace".
In addition, the Empress can wear a long dress called robe decollete and can wear the tiara and medal inherited from the Empress.
Main contributors to the “Imperial Court
About 2,000 people from inside and outside the country, including representatives from various fields and foreign heads, are scheduled to attend the “Imperial Court.”
Of these, 80% come from within Japan, and in addition to the royal family, former heads of the family and Prime Minister Abe, the heads of the three powers, ministers, parliamentarians, and representatives of local governments will attend.
In addition, people who have made achievements in fields such as sports and academics are invited.
Among them are Sadaharu Wang, the chairman of the professional baseball soft bank, and the judo gold medalist of the Los Angeles Olympics. Mr. Yasuhiro Yamashita, chairman of the Japan Olympic Committee, former Japanese women's soccer representative, Houki Sawa, and Shoji Hanyu Some people have won the National Honor Award, such as Kudan and Kazuo Icho, who won the fourth consecutive Olympic victory with wrestling girls.
There will also be Nobel Laureates such as Reina Ezaki and Ryoji Noyori.
Other than this, Susumu Nakanishi, a leading Japanese literature researcher who is considered to be the inventor of the original name “Ryowa”, and last year ’s “Peace of Peace” at the memorial service for Okinawa ’s “Memorial Day” "Longko Sagara and other high school students who read"
There are also 15 Nikkei people from 15 countries, including Brazil and the United States. Among them, there is also a Japanese survivor, Hiroko Saro, who lives in Canada and speaks at the award ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize.
On the other hand, about 400 people from overseas, including 175 countries and regions, the United Nations and the EU, heads of war, royal families, and congratulatory envoys, are scheduled to attend.
Since the number of countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan has increased, the number of participating countries has increased by 16 from the previous time.
Of these, from the United States, is Elaine Chao Secretary of Transportation of the first Asian-American woman ministers, from China, an ally of the king Qishan National Vice President of the Xi Jinping Jintao is, is from South Korea, Lee yeon (Rirakufuchi ) The Prime Minister will attend.
In addition, from the British Royal Family, who is closely associated with the Japanese Imperial Family, Prince Charles, acting on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, will attend.
In addition, the Royal Family in Europe has been the same as the Emperor, such as the Alexander King of the Netherlands who is close to the Emperor through the activities of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Water and Sanitation, King Philippe of Belgium, King of Philippe of Spain, etc. The kings of the generation will be attended by the couple.
In addition, the royal family in Asia will be attended by Kings of Bornea in Brunei and Kings Wangchuk in Bhutan.
Arrangements for attendees of the “Imperial Court
The “Imperial Religion Ceremony” will have seats for attendees in a building that surrounds the courtyard facing the main shrine where the ceremonies are held.
Among them, the Chowa-den, located in front of the main shrine across the courtyard, is seated by foreign heads, royalty, spouses of the head of the three powers, successive prime ministers and his wife, ministers and parliamentarians. The
The corridor on the left side of the main hall is seated by government officials such as vice ministers of the ministries, government affairs officers, and secretary secretaries, as well as officials from the former Imperial Family and Imperial Household Agency.
Toyomei-don on the right side of the main hall and the corridor in front of it are seated by representatives of local governments, as well as officials from the business community.
In the ceremony of the Emperor ’s “Imperial Religion Hall” held in 1990, there were attendees on the “Nagato-den” side and “Toyoden-don” side of the courtyard so that as many people as possible could see the ceremony. A temporary stage to sit on was set up, but this time it was not installed in consideration of bad weather. Instead, in each place in the palace, there will be 30 monitors, large and small, including a 200-inch large screen.
“Bagaku” of “Feast”
At the first “Feast Ceremony”, an old-fashioned “Dance” is performed in “Spring and Autumn” where drinks before meals are served.
A member of the Imperial Household Agency “Rakubu” who plays the high-class performance “Taihei Raku” performed at the last “Feast Ceremony” celebrating the Emperor ’s imperiality, and plays Gagaku performances at Miyanaka Rituals. Perform.
Twelve people called “Koukata” are in charge of flute and drums, and four people are “Maiko” who perform dances.
“Maijin” wears a vivid, dark-colored garment, an armor and helmet decorated with gold and lacquer, and raises his feet with his performance and swings his sword. A powerful dance will be shown inside.