Japanese imperial family attended the 'Daikyo no gi' ceremony

The first round of Daikyo-no-Gi grand banquets for Emperor Naruhito and guests, who attended the Daijosai great thanksgiving ceremony took place at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday. Japanese Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and other members of the imperial family attended the "Daikyo no gi" rite of the Daijosai great thanksgiving ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The day's banquet, held after Daijosai was joined by more than 280 people. The Daijosai is a key rite performed by a new emperor once during his reign.
Emperor Naruhito, Empress MasakoCrown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako at thanksgiving ceremony at the Imperial Palace
Emperor Naruhito, Empress MasakoCrown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako at thanksgiving ceremony at the Imperial Palace
Emperor Naruhito, Empress MasakoCrown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako at thanksgiving ceremony at the Imperial Palace
Emperor Naruhito, Empress MasakoCrown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako at thanksgiving ceremony at the Imperial Palace
Emperor Naruhito, Empress MasakoCrown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako at thanksgiving ceremony at the Imperial Palace
Emperor Naruhito, Empress MasakoCrown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako at thanksgiving ceremony at the Imperial Palace
Emperor Naruhito, Empress MasakoCrown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako at thanksgiving ceremony at the Imperial Palace
Emperor Naruhito, Empress MasakoCrown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako at thanksgiving ceremony at the Imperial Palace
Emperor Naruhito, Empress MasakoCrown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako at thanksgiving ceremony at the Imperial Palace

30 comments:

  1. It is heart warming to see the Empress so happy. She looks stunning in that gown. Her pearl necklace and brooch are wow. The other Imperial ladies look great too.

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  2. Why doesn't their daughter attend any of these ceremonies?

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    1. Because she's not of age yet. Only after her 20th birthday, after being officially presented at court, she will attend.

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    2. I don't know if this is the correct answer, but possibly because she is not yet of age (18).
      Anon 9:13

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    3. Princess Aiko is a minor

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    4. Thanks so much, I forgot she was young yet.

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  3. Les premières photos montrent ces dames qui portent toujours un chapeau sauf Masako qui est superbe dans cette toilette au très joli drapé !!!

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  4. They are really milking this new emperor ceremony thing. There has been over 20 events this year!! And they wear the same dresses on most occasions
    jules

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    1. No milking at all. It is very important in Shinto religion to perform all these ancient rites. In fact, we're very lucky this time because it's the first time in history we get to see pictures of almost all events and rites performed, including this one (partly taking place in specially erected huts on the grounds of the Imperial Palace)which never has been publicly documented before. As for the dresses - they are expensive and of course they will be worn more than once by the imperial ladies. However, they do not wear the same dresses all the time, they just look similar very often. Sometimes they are repeats, as mentioned.

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    2. Royalty fan

      DSC, many thanks for the information. It helps to answer a lot of their rituals, and ceremonies, that we don't understand.

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    3. Dear DSC, Excellent supplementary information which I hope will be read by everyone. Very grateful, thank you.

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    4. The empress has the prettiest smile, and there is a lightness about her since the enthronement. Thank you DSC. More info on the traditional dress pls.
      Two drops of vinegar for Jules. The traditions of others are to be respected. - Ana

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  5. Masako looks so lovely. She just looks beautiful with that smile, so warm. Her pearls are gorgeous. The pics with the family, all the ladies lined up are magnificent. That ceremony looks incredible.
    Chel

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  6. Warum tragen die Damen immer diese altbackenen Kleider und Hütchen? Kann mir das bitte jemand erklären?

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    1. Das heisst Tradition und soll man respektieren!
      There is no need for A world where every country is the same!

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    2. Liebe Doeni, das Protokoll am japanischen Hof ist sehr streng, alles ist eisern reglementiert, diese Informationen finden Sie im Internet und sind den meisten Damen auf diesem Blog bekannt, Ihnen offenbar nicht. Ihre Bemerkungen finde ich respektlos und verletzend.

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  7. These events are becoming interchangeable. She's an extremely elegant lady, always perfect, as she must be during these rigid events. It would be great to see her at a more relaxed setting in a different style of dress.

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    1. GOOGLE pictures might help ...

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    2. Miracle's suggestion is a good one; there are many photos of Masako and Naruhito in more casual clothes. We are not likely to see them in jeans and flip-flops, as they are conscious of their position and try to maintain a well-dressed appearance in public. Probably the most casual attire I have seen on Masako was during the couple's visit to tsunami victims in Miyagi prefecture.

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    3. Indeed interchangeable

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  8. The pearls are divine. The ladies are so elegant and graceful

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  9. Royalty fan

    I SO SO, agree with you, Pasha Kitty, it would be fantastic, if we could have seen her in a denim, pumps/sneaker's, and a casual top. At a very informal event of course!

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  10. Sur les premières photos, nous voyons ces dames alignées avec leur chapeau sauf Masako qui est superbe dans cette toilette au très joli drapé !!!

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  11. The Japanese royals always look very decent and a kind of perfect. Either they have a kind of business suits (jacket with skirt/trousers) in pastel colours or long simple dresses. Nothing wrong with that but also a bit boring. When you walk in the streets of Tokyo you see women in the most modern fashion. So sometimes I cannot understand that a country with such beautiful designs and styles has a royal family that does not represent the wonderful fashion industry of Japan.

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  12. Schön , dass es der Kaiserin gut geht , Masako schaut wirklich glücklich aus !!

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  13. Japanese people recognize that what royals are wearing is their work clothes just like sports team uniform. Yes, and their tax is used for the clothes. So peoples are very confused when royals wear something different.

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  14. Empress Masako is one of my royal favorites and her style is classic and elegant, but also like everyone in the Emperor family, it is impersonal, colorless and a bit dull except when wearing the beautiful traditional kimono, IMO.
    -Julie

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  15. Ich finde es toll, diese ganze "Prozedur" einmal verfolgen zu können. Ich liebe natürlich die "Kimonos" - ich weiß, die heißen in diesem speziellen Falle natürlich anders. Tradition ist in diesem Fall natürlich wunderbar. Denn sie tut keinem weh und ist eine seidene Verbindung zu den Vorfahren. Die Doris Day Parade finde ich wie immer ziemlich witzig.

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