First of all, he performed an ancient Shinto ritual to gain the favor of the gods to the Royal house.
59-year-old Emperor, Naruhito talked to the gods and told them about the plans for the upcoming coronation. The Sun goddess Amaterasu-o-Mikami, as well as the spirits of their ancestors, and various deities (spirits-kami), he told about the date of his inauguration and the date of the main ceremony accession to the throne – Dizisi, reports Euronews.
The Emperor was dressed in ceremonial clothes for special sumach color.
This color has long been used exclusively for the clothing of monarchs. And extract it from the fruit of the poison tree (Japanese wax tree).
Naruhito, dressed in a brown cloak and high black hat. Behind the monarch were officials who carried his regalia.
It is noted that the inauguration is planned for October 22. In China expect high foreign guests from all over the world. The number of invited persons is already in the thousands.
As previously reported, the Emperor of Japan abdicated for the first time in 200 years.
Japanese Emperor Akihito said that he was leaving his seat and retiring. In his farewell speech 85-year-old monarch thanked the citizens for their support and recognition.
The ceremony of abdication took place in the Pine room of the Imperial Palace. It was attended by about 300 people: Empress Michiko and members of the Imperial family, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cabinet members, heads of both chambers of Parliament, Supreme court judges, representatives of local governments, and the public.
“I am wholeheartedly grateful to the people of our country for the fact that he acknowledged and supported me as a symbol of the country. I was happy that he was able to perform his duties as an Emperor, with a deep trust and love for our people,” said Akihito.
He also expressed the hope that in the coming years the country will expect peace and prosperity.
The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, speaking on behalf of the citizens of the country, the Emperor expressed gratitude for the fact that he was always there with the people and work for the good of the nation.
The new monarch was the son of Chikito, 59-year-old Naruhito.
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