February 8 (Sat.), 2020 － April 12 (Sun.), 2020
1st term: February 8 (Sat.) － March 12 (Thu.)
2nd term: March 14 (Sat.) － April 12 (Sun.)
Every Mondays, Fridays
except for National Holidays on February 24 (Mon.) , March 20 (Fri.)
On the Tuesday immediately following the National Holiday; February 25 (Tue.)
February 8 － 29 9:00-15:45 (last admission at 15:30)
March 1 － April 12 9:00-16:45 (last admission at 16:30)
His Majesty the Emperor succeeded the important responsibility as the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people of Japan, from His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus in May, 2019, and has attended various ceremonies and rites related to the enthronement and other official duties, together with Her Majesty the Empress.
The Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi (Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor at the Seiden) which is the ceremony to proclaim the enthronement throughout the country and abroad, was held in October, 2019. The Shukuga-Onretsu-no-gi (Imperial Procession by motorcar after the Ceremony of the Enthronement) was carried out on a fine pleasant day with beautiful autumn leaves in November, and Their Majesties received the good wishes of the people. In addition to those ceremonies, His Majesty offered his gratitude and prayers for peace and abundant harvests for the country and the people during the Daijosai (Great Thanksgiving Ceremony). The Daijosai is the important ritual ceremony in the Imperial Palace held only once during the reign of an Emperor, among events related to the succession to the Imperial Throne.
In this special exhibition, we display the series of ceremonies and rites related to the Imperial Enthronement, and the various furnishings which were created accompanying these ceremonies and rites. Furthermore, we would like to introduce some parts of the life stories of Their Majesties through the exhibition of Their Majesties' photos and other goods ranging from their days of infancy to the present.
The era has changed from Heisei to Reiwa. We hope our visitors will understand that these enthronement events leading to a new Imperial reign, play a role in the succession of traditional Japanese culture.
1. Folding Screens of Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Province
|Yuki Province – Tochigi Prefecture (1st term)|
|Suki Province – Kyoto Prefecture (2nd term)|
2. On-kazashi (floral) ornaments, Suhama (beach) ornament (all time)
3. The ceremonial robe that His Majesty wore at the Chakko-no-gi (ceremony where an Imperial child wears a hakama skirt) (1st term)
4. The ceremonial robes that Their Majesty wore at the Kekkon-no-gi (Wedding) Ceremony (2nd term)