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Old 10-04-2006, 04:13 AM
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Thanks again, mandyy.

This Palaces where the Imperial family lives in, are all close to one another, I mean in the same area, right?

Can you post a photo or a link to the palace where lives Prince Akishino and his family, please?

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Other princely families also live within the Akasaka Estate
#1: View of the whole Akasaka estate that contains most princely residences labeled by me
#2: closer view of Prince Akishino's residence (where the pointer is)
#3: photo of Prince Akishino residence ( I think this pic only shows a portion of the residence, this building itself is not the view of the whole residence)
#4: 1999 press conference by Prince and Princess Akishino at their residence
#5: Closer view of Prince Mikasa, Tomohito and Takamado's residences
#6: Photo of Prince Takamado's residence when it was newly built in 1986



Below link is a photo of Prince Mikasa's residence when it was newly built in Nov. of 1970
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...5&d=1122520005

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#1-2,5: yahoo japan map directory
#3: www.yuko2ch.net
#4,6: Yomiuri news
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:36 AM
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Thank you, so very much!

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Rare peek offered into imperial flora
11/24/2006
THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

The impressive Fukiage Gardens housing the Imperial Residence will be opened to the public on a limited basis for the first time next year, the Imperial Household Agency said. Agency officials said the gardens, which cover about 25 hectares and are maintained at the behest of Emperor Showa, will be open May 4 and 5 to mark the inaugural Midori no Gekkan greenery month, which will run from April 15 through May 14...........
http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-...611240180.html
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:59 AM
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Inside of Imperial Palace

1984 NHK...Showa emperor
Sorry, there is no English Sub.







Niname Festival at ise jingu

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Nov. 23 is a Japanese holiday called Kinro Kansha no hi or “Labor Thanksgiving Day.”
Before Kinro Kansha no hi, the event was called Niinamesai and was one of the most important events in Japan. During the Niinamesai, which is much like Thanksgiving, the Japanese emperor expressed his gratitude for the year’s harvest, representing Japanese nations.
In the old era, the custom was to not eat new rice before the emperor ate it at the Niinamesai festival. This festival was not only held for the emperor’s family, but also among the general public. They offered new farm products to Shinto gods and ate them to express their appreciation for those products.
It is not clear when Niinamesai was started. However, a festival, held Nov. 16, 642, was described in the Nihonshoki, or “Chronicles of Japan,” written in 720 which was the first record of the festival.
After the Meiji Era (1868-1912), the Niinamesai celebration date was settled as Nov. 23 and made a national holiday. In 1948, the name was changed to Kinro Kansha no hi. Now, the general public has lost the tradition to celebrate Niinamesai. However, it is still celebrated at Shinto shrines and at the Imperial Court as one of the most important festivals.
He prays for the nation through the night



it is the most important ceremony of Japan's constraction







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At the Grand Shrine of ise (Ise Jingu) the most important ceremony is Sengu, where every 20 years all the shrine buildings within Ise Jingu are alternately rebuilt at designated sites next to their present locations. The Gods and Goddesses are transferred to the new dwellings with new treasures and garments. During the Sengu, using traditional methods from long ago, exact copies of shrine buildings are rebuilt and 1600 different treasures and garments are remade. This tradition has continued for 1300 years without disruption, except during the civil war in the 16 century
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http://www.mietimes.jp/culture/sengu/index.html
http://www.isejingu.or.jp/english/index.htm
http://www.sengu.info/index.html
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:25 PM
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Very interesting..This is the kind of threads we need. I learn a lot watching all this excellent material.

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Old 12-17-2006, 12:25 AM
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Thanks for those links! Even when I could not understand a word of it the images spoke for themselves to give me a hint of the ceremony.
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Imperial tombs are opened to view

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...530403,00.html

Imperial tombs open for research

The Yomiuri Shimbun
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national...03TDY02010.htm
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Can I ask a question?

I know alot of these pictures have been posted of where they live. But do they actually live there?
Something I have heard that sometimes they live there part-time.
So my question is, do they actualyl live there fullt-ime if you get my meaning?
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Three arrested for trespassing at Japan's palace
Japan's palace guards on Wednesday arrested three people who trespassed near the imperial palace. The three Japanese people -- a middle-aged man, a middle-aged woman and a young woman -- were arrested in an off-limits area near a gate at around 5:00 am, said a spokesman for the Imperial Guard...........
Three arrested for trespassing at Japan's palace - Yahoo! News
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Can I ask a question?

I know alot of these pictures have been posted of where they live. But do they actually live there?
Something I have heard that sometimes they live there part-time.
So my question is, do they actualyl live there fullt-ime if you get my meaning?
I'm pretty sure they do, apart from vacations and so on. I don't think it's like the British royal family, where they have a fistful of palaces and castles to live in and tend to move from one to the other.
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Are we talking about the Kokyo Palace in Tokyo or the Imperial villa? It seems logical that they would divide time between the official residence and a villa or country home.
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Imperial Palace opens Fukiage area to public for 1st time

(Kyodo) _ The Imperial Household Agency organized a nature-observing event in the Imperial Palace's Fukiage woodland area on Friday, allowing the general public to walk through the area for the first time.
A total of 100 people in three groups walked a 1-kilometer route in the 25-hectare park, which abounds in natural beauty, and has been left almost untouched for about 70 years, agency officials said. The visitors were selected via a lottery from among more than 30,000 applicants seeking to take part in the rare event..............
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These are wonderful news. People will be able to know a site only reserved to nobility. It could be possitive, for the Imperial Family will be closer to Japanese people.

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Part of imperial villa to open to public

Hundreds of hectares of wilderness attached to the Nasu Imperial Villa in Tochigi Prefecture will be opened to the public at the request of Emperor Akihito, it was announced Tuesday.
The emperor requested that about half of the 1,200-hectare property be opened up so ordinary people can have contact with nature, the Imperial Household Agency said.
The wilderness area lies to the north of the imperial property. It likely will be opened as early as fiscal 2011, officials said..............
asahi.com : Part of imperial villa to open to public - ENGLISH
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Cool "We're sorry, this Video is no longer available"

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1984 NHK...Showa emperor
Sorry, there is no English Sub.


Niname Festival at ise jingu

He prays for the nation through the night


it is the most important ceremony of Japan's constraction






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Wow, I get this message when I click on each and every video in your list:

"We're sorry, this Video is no longer available".

Now, is there somewhere else where one can go to view these, please?

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Thumbs up Me likey the top link, the best!

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Nice work, Mandy!

Now, are there more pics of the NEWLY remodeled Togu Palace perhaps?

Nice "digs" that Masako and Family live in, though ... Very spacious.

Hard to feel too trapped in that, I should think ...

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Nice work, Mandy!

Now, are there more pics of the NEWLY remodeled Togu Palace perhaps?

Nice "digs" that Masako and Family live in, though ... Very spacious.

Hard to feel too trapped in that, I should think ...

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pics in the 1st link is already the newly remodeled Togu Palace

it's actually quite hard to find photos of the inside of Togu Palace....we definitly see more of the inside from their birthday photos and video
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Cool Thank You :)

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Naka-Kurumayose(Subterranean Entrance)

This entrance is located above the basement parking lot of Chowa-Den.
There is a shining wall made of glass blocks in order to let the light in.
The Japanese name of shining wall is "O-yashima".
This is a way of calling with old "Japan."
Oh my Goodness, what hard work you went to, to post all of these pics for the rest of us

I am impressed.

Thanks!

I love the open, clean, spacious design of the various palaces, don't you?

Very modern-appearing but at the same time, very traditional too ...

Odd, to my mind, that these appear to coexist.

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Well, it's definitely a Japanese palace. I do love the way the imperial family has modernised itself without losing its identity over the last century.
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I share entirely your opinion. They modernized their lifestyle, but in a "Japanese way". There is people who thinks that "modernize" ity's a synonime of "Westernize" or better , of "Americanized".

Japanese family seems to have found a great equilibre between modernity and old ways.

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