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(Update) Emperor Naruhito Reports Enthronement at Emperor Meiji's Mausoleum

(Update) Emperor Naruhito Reports Enthronement at Emperor Meiji's Mausoleum

   Kyoto, Nov. 28 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Emperor Naruhito reported the completion of a series of "Sokui-no-Rei" enthronement-related events and the "Daijosai" thanksgiving ritual during a visit to the mausoleum of Emperor Meiji, his paternal great-great-grandfather, in the western city of Kyoto on Thursday morning.
   In the "Shinetsu-no-Gi" reporting ceremony, Emperor Naruhito made a "tamagushi" Shinto ritual offering and gave a prayer at the mausoleum around 10:30 a.m. (1:30 a.m. GMT). Empress Masako also offered a prayer, around 10:50 a.m.
   In the afternoon, the couple hosted a tea party at the Kyoto Imperial Palace, attended by some 550 guests, including the governors of prefectures in the Kansai western Japan region and representatives from various fields.
   "I am truly glad to hold this tea party here in Kyoto...and spend time with you all after completing enthronement-related events and Daijosai. Taking this opportunity, I pray for people's happiness and the further development of the region," the Emperor said.
   Takatoshi Nishiwaki, governor of Kyoto Prefecture, gave words of congratulations to the Emperor and a toast. During the party, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako chatted with participants. Among the guests were Kyoto University Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and Japanese singer Takanori Nishikawa.

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