Originally Posted by Julia
That sounds like an incredibly beautiful ceremony. Thank you for the information, Gutsy.
Question: does the Japanese public see the Emperor and Empress at all during these ceremonies??
Thank you for the kind words!
As I understand it only the ceremonial enthronement ceremony is public. I remember seeing pictures somehwre of it (perhaps on these forums?) and vaguer memories of TV coverage in 1991 (?)when the current Emperor was enthroned. Definitely the enthronement at Kyoto is THE public event and involves the Empress as well. The other 2 ceremonies are private.