23 octombrie 2019

In Ancient Throne Ritual, Japanese Emperor Vows to Fulfill Duty

irrawaddy.com

TOKYO—Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfill his duty as a symbol of the state. Naruhito became emperor and his wife Masako became empress on May 1 in a brief ceremony, but Tuesday’s “Sokui no Rei” was a more elaborate ritual at the royal palace in which he officially announced his change in status to the world. “I swear that I will act according [...]