Tonight, the “Grand Palace” ends at 3:14 am, 4:14 am

The main ceremonial “Daijo Kyogi”, a once-in-a-lifetime traditional ceremonial ceremony that accompanies the Emperor ’s throne, was held at the Imperial Palace from the evening of the 14th to the dawn of the 15th. The Emperor prays for the peace and well-being of the nation and the people.

The “Large Palace” was held at the “Large Palace” set up in the Imperial Palace, East Gyoen, and at 6:30 pm on the 14th, the Emperor's Majesty became one of the main buildings “Yukiden” It begins to be entered.

The Emperor will offer the newly harvested rice, etc., to Amaterasu and all the gods in “Saiden” in Tochigi Prefecture, which was selected as the “Yuki” region in May.

Then, after worshiping and reading the “declaration” written in ancient Japanese words, a “Naorai” was held to eat the rice that was offered, and the rest of the country and the people were well-received. I can pray for you.

The Emperor will then enter the main building “Sukiden” at 0:30 am on the 15th.

Here, the rice harvested in “Saita” in Kyoto Prefecture, which was selected as the “main” region, was also served to the gods in the same way, and it was eaten on its own, praying for the country's and people's well-being and good harvest. The

It is expected that the Emperor will be withdrawn from the “main building” and the “Grand Palace” will end at around 3 am on the 15th.

The ceremony will be held in a building called “Akusha” in “Oyakumiya” with the expectation that more than 500 people such as Prime Minister Abe and other three powers and ministers, and prefectural governors and representatives from various fields will attend. It is supposed to watch the situation.

Schedule of the Majesty's Majesty at the ritual

The Emperor and Empress will be faced all night in the main ritual of the “Daegu Festival”.

On the 14th, in the afternoon, the empress departs from Akasaka Imperial Palace first and enters the “Otegozasho” in the Imperial Palace and Palace.

Afterwards, you can leave Akasaka Imperial Palace in the morning with the sword and song ball of the three sacred treasures that the Emperor inherited as the testimony of the throne.

Then, you can enter the government building of the Imperial Household Club near the “Okuma Shrine” in the Imperial Palace, East Gyoen.

Both of them change their clothes, and the Emperor wears a high-quality pure white costume “Haku no Goho”, and the Empress wears himself in the “Uchiki Bama”. Wrapped.

Next, both Majesty will move to “Kairyuden” in the back of “Daigu Shrine” and will be dressed for the second time.

The Emperor is dressed in white attire, the most prestigious “Gusafuku”, and the Empress is simply changed into pure white twelve.

Then, you will be faced with the “Yukiden Kyo no Nogi” which starts at 6:30 pm.

When this is over, the Emperor will change clothes twice at the “Curtain Hall” and head to the “Omoji Imperial Palace” where dinner will be served, just like the Empress.

After that, for the “main lord ceremonial ceremony” starting at 0:30 am the next day, both Majestics will move again to the “Curtain Palace” and change into the “festival clothes” and pure white twelve to face the ritual. .

It is expected that the “Otsuchi-no-Gi” will be over and both Majesty will return to Akasaka Imperial Palace before dawn.

Rituals and events for the “Daigogu Ritual”

A variety of rituals and events have been held at the Imperial Palace, etc., towards the “Okuma Shrine”.

On the 8th, one week after the Emperor's imperial throne, on the 8th, one week after the Imperial Palace, the Emperor gave the imperial court the date of the main rituals of the “Imperial Courtesy” and “Okuma Festival” A ritual that was passed down to the ancestors and gods of the

On the same day, the Emperor attended a ceremony to send messengers to the Ise Jingu Shrine, Emperor Jinmu and the 4th Emperor's mausoleum before the Showa Emperor.

On May 13th, the “Saita-sanging ceremony” was held at the shrines of domestic gods in the three temples of Miyanaka to determine the two regions to harvest rice for the Otsuki festival.

Fortune-telling through the shrine called “Kibo” using the turtle shell, Tochigi Prefecture was selected for the “Uki” region in the east, and Kyoto Prefecture was selected for the “Main” region in the west.

In September, two “Saita” harvesting rice for use in the “Otsuki Festival” was decided, and a ritual “Saita Nukiho no Ryo” was held to harvest rice.

The harvested rice was stored last month in a room for storing rice in the “Okuma Shrine” in the Imperial Palace, East Gyoen.