Japan's Emperor and Empress visited Ise Jingu Shrine in Mie

On November 22, 2019, Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visited the Geku outer shrine of Ise Jingu shrine, a Shinto shrine complex in Mie Prefecture, central Japan, to mark the completion of two major rites signifying the emperor's enthronement. There, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako reported that a series of ceremonies for the Emperor's enthronement has been completed.
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers  dedicated to the goddess of clothing
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers dedicated to the goddess of clothing, food, and housing, with the emperor dressed in "Korozen no goho," a dark orange robe, and the empress in a layered court kimono.
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers  dedicated to the goddess of clothing
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers  dedicated to the goddess of clothing
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers  dedicated to the goddess of clothing
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers  dedicated to the goddess of clothing
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers  dedicated to the goddess of clothing
On November 21, 2019, Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako arrived in Ise, central Japan, for a ceremony to be held the following day. The Emperor and Empress waved to well-wishers on arrival at the Uji Yamada Station on their way to the Ise Shrine in Ise, Mie, Japan.
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers  dedicated to the goddess of clothing
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers  dedicated to the goddess of clothing
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers  dedicated to the goddess of clothing
At the Geku outer shrine, The Emperor and Empress offered prayers  dedicated to the goddess of clothing

12 comments:

  1. supremely elegant whatever she wears

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  2. Finally, the traditional ritual is over. I think it was not easy for them but so wonderful.
    Beautiful Masako with layered court kimono (looks heavy!).

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  3. Amazing traditional court kimonos -- visually they are like the sartorial equivalent of a fabulous dessert made of numerous layers of fine pastry (I love food so I can't help thinking this way ­čśü). I especially loved the white one from a few days ago. And the magnificent traditional wig worn by the empress is just stunning. Truly it has been a rare treat, and a privilege, to see these events.

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    1. I agree. Now that the official enthronement ceremonies are finished, it may be a while before we have the pleasure of seeing the Emperor and Empress again. I wish them a long and happy reign. The kimonos are fabulous.

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  4. On parle de l'├ęl├ęgance de Masako ; l'empereur est toujours v├¬tu d'un costume tr├Ęs bien coup├ę avec une cravate d├ęlicatement assortie !!!

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    1. Totalement en accord avec vous. L'empereur est toujours tr├Ęs bien habill├ę, est en 'sync' avec la tenue de sa femme.
      Anon 9:13

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  5. Ich finde es toll, diese Traditionen, die ich nur aus B├╝chern kenne, nun auch einmal im Hier und Jetzt zu sehen. M├Âgen Monarchien auch obsolet sein, dass sie uns gewisse Traditionen bewahrt haben, daf├╝r bin ich dankbar.

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  6. I'm firmly convinced; the bowl hats have to be because of the Emperor’s height (or lack there of) in comparison to the empress's. Wearing one every once in a while is okay, but it seems every time the occasion calls for a hat *and* she and the Emperor will be standing side by side, here comes the bowl. I love to see her in something different - modern with a brim. But she still looks lovely.

    Europa

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    1. Yes, it would be so refreshing to see her in some other hat styles, many of which I think would look wonderful on her. Even a fascinator, if it were not a crazy one, could look nice with her suits, and would not add any more height than the bowl hats do. But, like you, I'd really enjoy seeing what a hat with a brim could do for her.

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  7. E Masako looks wonderful in the Traditional garb.The ivory colored suit looks great on her, Lovely couple.

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  8. The layered court kimono is beautiful, but appears to be quite heavy. Interesting traditional head gear they are wearing. Would love to see the pieces up closer to get a feel for the texture, colors, shapes (of the head pieces).

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    1. The court kimono that she wore at the official ceremony in October was said to have had 11 or 13 layers, and to have weighed in excess of 33lbs; she needed 2 ladies in waiting to assist her to move.
      Anon 9:13

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