HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


(Update) Former Japanese Emperor Concludes Abdication Rituals

(Update) Former Japanese Emperor Concludes Abdication Rituals

   Kyoto, June 12 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Emperor Emeritus Akihito concluded a series of "Shin'etsu-no-Gi" abdication-linked rituals with a tour of mausoleums for two of his ancestors in the western city of Kyoto on Wednesday.
   The Emperor Emeritus, accompanied by his wife, Empress Emerita Michiko, visited the mausoleums of Emperor Komei and Emperor Meiji to report his abdication on April 30. The abdication rituals began on March 12.
   It was the couple's first visit to the mausoleum of Emperor Komei since November 1999, and the first visit to that of Emperor Meiji since December 2012.
   Emperor Emeritus Akihito, dressed in a morning coat and with a silk hat in hand, entered the gates of Emperor Komei's mausoleum shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday (2 a.m. GMT).
   After walking up the 123-meter sloped path to the mausoleum, he offered a "tamagushi" ritual Shinto offering and prayed. Empress Emerita Michiko, clad in gray clothing for worship, prayed after him.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Japan Govt Puzzled by Further Complicated Situations after Abe's Iran Visit
ECONOMY
Hino Develops AI System to Detect Abnormal Changes in Bus Drivers' Conditions
SPORTS
Table Tennis Women: Nagasaki Beats Ex-World No. 1 Zhu at Japan Open
OTHER
Izumo, Other MSDF Destroyer Arrive at Cam Ranh Bay in Southern Vietnam

Aomori Tourism Information

GOSHOGAWARA
Introduction of Tachineputa, Town of Kanagi and West Tsugaru Peninsula
・ GOSHOGAWARA 1
・ GOSHOGAWARA 2
・ GOSHOGAWARA 3
JOMON
An early culture with pottery
・ JOMON 1
・ JOMON 2
・ JOMON 3
・ JOMON 4

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos