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Josefine 09-14-2003 01:29 PM

Japanese Palaces Castles Mansions & Houses
 
could someone post info and pictures of were they live, I would be greatful

merampo 12-15-2003 12:00 AM

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[1]Imperial Palace1888-1945(Meiji Palace)

This wooden palace was buit in 1888.
Outside was Japanese style,and interior was Western style.
And,this palace was very splendid,but it was burned by air raid at May 15, 1945.

left Nishidamari(West Lobby)
right Houmeiden(dinner room)

merampo 12-15-2003 04:08 AM

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[2]Temporary Imperial Palace(1952-1968)

Meiji Palace was burned,
so the third floor of the Imperial Household Agency Government building
was rebuilt, and the Temporary Imperial Palace was built.

This building was built in 1935 and is still used as the Imperial Household Agency Government building .

(from Corbis)
Nishi-no-ma(West Hall)

merampo 01-07-2004 01:16 AM

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[3]Imperian Palace(1968-)

Completed in October 1968 and coming into use in April of the following year,
the Imperial Palace, a structure comprising a large roof, pillars and beams,
was built using the beauty of traditional Japanese architecture and
materials procured mostly from within Japan.
The Palace is a steel-framed two story building with an underground floor
and an inclined roof with long protruding eaves.
It comprises the Seiden (the Main Building), and six wings (Homei-Den, Rensui, Chowa-Den, Chigusa-no-Ma and Chidori-no-Ma and others) and has a total floor space of 22,949 square meters.
(According to kunaicho)

This palace is a official palace.
Emperor doesn't live in this palace.

Floor plan
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/07/d07-01gr-02.html

merampo 01-17-2004 09:49 AM

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Naka-Mon(Inner Gate)
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/07/07ph-08.jpg

(1)Chowa-den

In the Imperial Palace, this building is
biggest building and is 162m in length.
The general public's congratulatory visit to the Imperial Palace
is performed in the balcony of this building,
and the front yard(East Plaza) twice a year.

This building is used for receptions, evening parties, waiting rooms, etc.,
and is constituted "Minami-damari(South Lobby)" , "Nami-no-Ma(Hall of Waves)",
"Matsukaze-no-Ma(Hall of Wind In Pine)",
"Shunju-no-Ma(Hall of Spring and Autumn)","Shakkyo-no-Ma(Hall of Lion Dance)",
"Kita-no-Ma(Hall of Winter"and"Kita-damari(North lobby)"

merampo 01-18-2004 04:58 AM

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1, Minami-damari(South Lobby)

This lobby is located in the place containing the "Southern Vehicle Entrance"
This room has an area of 528 square meters.
The place with a mural painting which is visible to the direction
in the inner part of the second floor is "Nami-no-Ma(Hall of Waves)"
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/07/07ph-09.jpg

merampo 01-22-2004 07:40 AM

2, Nami-no-Ma

https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/07/07ph-10.jpg
This room is situated on the mezzanine of Minami-Damari,
and the mural of 14.3 meters wide and 3.8 meters high
was drawn by Kaii Higashiyama(1908-1999),
a very well-known artist of Japanese paintings.
This room has an area of 248 square meters.

merampo 01-25-2004 02:52 AM

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3, Matsukaze-no-Ma(Hall of Wind In Pine)

The name of this room is derived from the pattern of wallpaper.
This room has an area of 182 square meters.

merampo 01-29-2004 07:58 AM

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4, Shunju-no-Ma(Hall of Spring and Autumn)

This hall has an area of 608 square meters,
and is the second largest hall in The Imperial Palace.
This hall is used for receptions, ceremonies, etc.
Five sets of the chandeliers made from crystal glass are attached to the ceiling.

Left:The congratulatory ceremony of the Emperor's Birthday
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/god...15-1223-03.jpg https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/god...15-1119-04.jpg

merampo 01-30-2004 09:22 PM

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Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials
Benin                           Italy       
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/god...15-0707-02.jpg https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/god...15-0707-01.jpg

merampo 01-31-2004 12:13 AM

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5,Shakkyo-no-Ma(Hall of Lion Dance)

https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/07/07ph-16.jpg
This hall has an area of 245 square meters,
and is used for press conferences etc.
The name of this room is derived from the picture in this room.
The name of the picture is "Shakkyo".
("Shakkyo" is the picture which the lion is dancing.)

1998                           1997
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/press/pre-ph10.jpg https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/press/pre-ph03.jpg

Receiving Guests at State Dinner

Belgium king and his wife(1996)
Click here
Jordan king and his wife(1999)
The one bowing in the right side of this picture
was the incumbent prime minister Keizo Obuti then.

merampo 01-31-2004 04:31 AM

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Luxembourg Grand Duke and Grand Duchess. (1999)
The one bowing in the right side of this picture
was the incumbent prime minister Keizo Obuti then.

merampo 01-31-2004 09:01 AM

6, Kita-Damari(North Lobby)

https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/07/07ph-15.jpg

This lobby is located in the place containing the "Northern Vehicle Entrance"
This lobby has an area of 375 square meters.
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/images/godousei/h15-1027.jpg
>Sean.~
Thank you. I corrected it.

merampo 01-31-2004 09:37 AM

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Kita-Kurumayose(Northern Vehicle Entrance)

This entrance is located in the north of Chowa-Den and used most frequently,
and communicates with "Kita-Damari".
The tower which is visible to the right is "Matsu-n0-tou(Lighting Tower)"

merampo 01-31-2004 10:40 AM

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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."

ropura 10-14-2005 06:21 PM

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Night view of the State Hall

ropura 10-19-2005 01:37 AM

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Homei-Den Hall

ropura 10-19-2005 01:39 AM

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Rensui-Hall

ropura 10-19-2005 01:43 AM

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Chigusa-No-Ma,Chidori-No-Ma

ropura 10-19-2005 01:50 AM

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Entrance East garden of the Imperial Palace at Tokyo.



Photo by R.ismangil.

mandyy 11-01-2005 09:21 PM

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The opening of the Kyoto Imperial Palace from Nov. 2- Nov.6

#1: NHK news
#2: Kyoto news

kei893265 11-09-2005 07:29 AM

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Japanese emperor's biggest tomb. it was made in maybe the 5th century.from sankei news

mandyy 11-22-2005 07:30 PM

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Suzaki Imperial Villa The Suzaki Imperial Villa is located in Suzaki, Shimoda City in Shizuoka Prefecture. It was built in October 1971.

#1-5: Yomiuri news

fraxales 11-29-2005 03:00 AM

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Originally Posted by kei893265
Japanese emperor's biggest tomb. it was made in maybe the 5th century.

:eek: That's quite fascinating - do you have any more information about that tomb? Who? What? Where? etc.

kei893265 12-02-2005 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by fraxales
:eek: That's quite fascinating - do you have any more information about that tomb? Who? What? Where? etc.

the tomb has an area of about 464,000 square meters and is in Osaka, Japan. Since it's the biggest class of world, people visit expecting it. but,,, we can see only huge woods...:( (the photos at #22 were taken from the airplane.)
the Emperor's name is Nintoku(Ohosazaki-no-mikoto), his reign was the early 5th century. According to tradition he was Emperor Oujin's 4th son, and he undertook the riparian work (flood control), builded an embankment, made the huge bridge, did reclamation work, and made people rich. so he was popular among people in those days. And it's said that he had jealous wife, an Empress. (there is his and her Japanese love poetry) I think.. he's an interesting emperor:)

Mandy 12-02-2005 11:54 AM

Please make sure that all pictures have a copyright source or they will be deleted.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Mandy

purple_platinum 12-02-2005 12:37 PM

if i understand this correctly :

Emperor & Empress live in Imperial Palace of Tokyo
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, and Princess Aiko live in Togu Palace
Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko, and their daughters live in Akasaka Palace

is that correct?

can anyone give details of Togu & Akasaka palaces? how close are they to the Imperial Palace? how big are each one?

mandyy 12-02-2005 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by purple_platinum
if i understand this correctly :

Emperor & Empress live in Imperial Palace of Tokyo
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, and Princess Aiko live in Togu Palace
Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko, and their daughters live in Akasaka Palace

is that correct?

can anyone give details of Togu & Akasaka palaces? how close are they to the Imperial Palace? how big are each one?

The Togu Palace is situated in the Akasaka palace compound along with other Imperial residences. These imperial residences include the residence of Prince Akishino, Prince Mikasa, Prince Tomohito of Mikasa and Princess Takamado.

I think the Akasaka palace is quite close to the Imperial Palace.

You can take a look at the following pages from Kunaicho website.
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e07/ed07-01.html
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e07/ed07-02.html

purple_platinum 12-02-2005 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by mandyy
The Togu Palace is situated in the Akasaka palace compound along with other Imperial residences. These imperial residences include the residence of Prince Akishino, Prince Mikasa, Prince Tomohito of Mikasa and Princess Takamado.

I think the Akasaka palace is quite close to the Imperial Palace.

You can take a look at the following pages from Kunaicho website.
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e07/ed07-01.html
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e07/ed07-02.html

thank you for the links, mandyy!
it gives me a better understanding..

purple_platinum 12-08-2005 12:27 PM

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previously posted by Hans-E on GREMB :

State Guest House of Akasaka Palace

all photos courtesy of https://www.geocities.jp/maruko1040jp...geihinkan.html

1. The Akasaka Place, originally constructed as a palace for the Crown Prince in 1909, underwent renovation and remodeling over a period of five years and was newly opened in 1974 as the State Guesthouse. At the time of this renovation, a separate japanese-style annex was built as well. This resplendent Westen-style building designed in the neo-baroque stylewas patterned after the Palace of Versailles. The palace was constructed through the concerted efforts of the leading architects and artisans of the Meiji Era under the overall direction of Dr. Tokuma Katayama. a famous srchitect of the time. With two floors above ground and pne below, this Westen-style palace - the first built in japan - has a total area of some 15,000 square meters.
2. The Asahi-no-Ma is named after the painting on the ceiling, showing a goddess driving a chariot with the rising sun behind her.
The 16 marble columns surrounding the room are from Norway. The wall covering is of Kyoto's Nishijin brocade, while the floor is covered with a carpet in 47 shades of purple featuring a cherry blossom motif.
This room is used as a salon for state and official guests, for holding audiences and other formal meetings.
3. The Kacho-no-Ma derives its name from the numerous flowers and birds depicted in the 36 paitings on the ceiling, the tapestries, and the 30 elliptical cloisonné plaques on the walls. This room is mainly used for holding official banquets by state and official guests, It seats nearly 130.
4. The Central Stairway of Italian marble is overlaid with red carpet. The walls on either side of the stairway are inlaid with shiny French marble. On the wall of the Large Hall on the second floor are two large paintings by the artist Ryohei Koiso.
5. The name Hagoromo-no-Ma comes from the 300 square meter ceiling Painting depicting scenes from the Noh play "Hagoromo" (Rode of Heaven).
The three chandeliers in this room are most gorgeous ones in the palace and weigh 800kg apiece. The walls are decorated with stucco relifs of musical instruments and scores, and there is also a minstrel gallery.
This room is mainly used for receptions and conferences.
6. South View Exterior
7. The Sairan-no-Ma is named after the legendary bild Ran (phoenix) which appears in the golden relif above the large mirrors on the left and right.
The white ceiling and walls are adorned with gilt stucco relifes, while the 10 mirrors on the walls lend a further dimension to the room.
This room is used for such purposes as meetings, ceremonies for signing treaties and agreements, and television interviews with state and official gucsts.

mandyy 12-25-2005 05:15 AM

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A Rare Peek Into Tokyo's Imperial Palace
Young people who live in Tokyo might think that the Imperial Palace, in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Tokyo, is just a symbol of an old-fashioned monarchy system, fulfilled with a serial of controversy. For others, the East Garden, which is open for public everyday except on national days, might be a nice jogging track or a suitable choice for strolling in a lazy afternoon.

But for the older generation and foreign tourists, the palace is still a popular destination to visit and tour.

On one sunny day last month, I joined a group tour -- made up mostly of those over 65 -- to enter the Imperial Palace. The Imperial Household Agency organizes a regular 90-minute tour inside the complex, but everyone who is interested should apply three or four months in advance. As for my group, a Japanese volunteer arranged the tour way back in 2004. In fact, there is always a long queue for this popular tour..........
https://news.search.yahoo.com/news/se...l=0&datesort=1


Photos from Ohmy news
#1: A corner in the complex with police box
#2: Emperor Akihito prepares to greet the crowd on his birthday on Dec. 23, 2004
#3:Fujimi-gayura, this watchtower was reconstructed in 1569 and is one of the oldest remnants of Edo Castle.
#4:Fushimi-yagura, this was moved to the Imperial Palace complex from Fushimi Castle in Kyoto.
#5: Map of Imperial Palace situated in downtown Tokyo
#6: The Chowaden Hall is a part of the Imperial Palace. In front of this building, the Emperor and his family stand on a balcony to greet people on bis birthday (Dec. 23) and on New Year's.
#7: Moat in front of the Kikyo-mon Gate
#8: The head office of the Imperial Household Agency. It was used as the temporary Imperial Palace for some years after World War II until the new Imperial Palace was built.

mandyy 01-05-2006 10:24 PM

Cover Story/ Quest for truth: What secrets did Japan's ancient emperors take to the grave? And will we ever know?

This is the fourth in a series on issues and topics facing Japan's imperial family.
A new challenge is being mounted that may eventually put the Imperial Household Agency in something of a tight corner.
Academics have long called on the agency to open imperial tombs to full inspection to resolve riddles of Japan's ancient past and put to rest lingering doubts about the authenticity of some of the final resting places of emperors.
All this time, the agency, the guardian of imperial tombs and all matters concerning the imperial family, has never accepted these requests on grounds that the "tranquillity and dignity of imperial ancestors" must be respected.
But now, a new twist is being added to the debate over imperial tombs.
It stems from Mayor Keisuke Kihara of Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, who believes he has a game plan to put his city of 830,000 people on the map. In a nutshell, he wants to promote a fifth-century burial mound that is said to hold the mortal remains of Emperor Nintoku. The keyhole-shaped mound is one of the largest burial monuments in the world................
https://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-...601050119.html

ropura 01-06-2006 02:35 PM

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:o Lanternlamp by night and day at the Imperial Palace garden.



Photo by R.Ismangil.

ropura 01-06-2006 02:45 PM

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Inside Imperial Palace at Tokyo.


Photo by R.Ismangil.

ropura 01-06-2006 03:13 PM

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Japanese public visiting the Imperial Palace at Tokyo for one ''our'' tour with a guide.


Photo by R.Ismangil.

HRHAmy 01-06-2006 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by purple_platinum
previously posted by Hans-E on GREMB: State Guest House of Akasaka Palace

Wow! That is a beautiful palace, that's one of the nicest I've seen.:)

mandyy 01-21-2006 02:09 AM

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The Imperial Palace is covered with snow on January 21, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. It is the Tokyo's first snow this winter despite the fact that Japan has been suffering from the record snow across the country that has killed over a hundred people.

#1-3:Photos from Getty images
#4: JIJI press

ropura 01-22-2006 04:40 PM

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Himeji Castle at Himeji City.

Photo by R.Ismangil.

mandyy 01-31-2006 03:45 AM

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Wooden heritage of Prince Shotoku
Buddhist Monuments in the Horyuji Area

Prince Shotoku (574-622), the famed statesman of the Asuka period (late 6th century to mid-7th century), is one of the best-known figures in Japanese history.
No other historical person has appeared on banknotes as often as Prince Shotoku, whose portrait has graced notes seven times--three times before World War II and four times since. The term "Shotoku-taishi"--as he is known in Japanese--was once a byword for Japanese banknotes................
https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/columns/0005/lens173.htm

mandyy 02-26-2006 01:22 AM

Historic castle likely to collapse in quake
The Asahi Shimbun

HIMEJI, Hyogo Prefecture--For centuries, majestic Himeji Castle withstood attacks, fires and natural disasters. Now it appears the so-called White Heron Castle may have been less tough than just plain lucky. A new report suggests the impressive six-story main tower dating back to the 17th century could collapse in an earthquake with an intensity of upper 5 on the Japanese scale of 7..............................
https://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-...602230149.html

fraxales 03-20-2006 05:19 AM

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Originally Posted by kei893265
the tomb has an area of about 464,000 square meters and is in Osaka, Japan. Since it's the biggest class of world, people visit expecting it. but,,, we can see only huge woods...:(

Domo arigato, kei893265! (Correct, I hope...?)

It's a bit late but thanks very much for the information. This is something about Japanese history I didn't know about (not that I know much!). Fascinating to see such complexes and you are lucky to have such things at your disposal.

monica17 03-23-2006 12:17 AM

I like their castles, mansions and palaces. They are not that imposing as the Western ones (not to say I don't find the others beautiful).

I enjoyed going through this thread. Thanks, everyone!

mandyy 03-24-2006 06:56 AM

For those interested in Japanese art
(released from Kunaicho website)
The 40th Exhibits,
The Museum of the Imperial collections, Sannomaru Shozokan

Flowers and Birds
-the spirit of appreciation and the art of painting <Focusing on Jakuchu>
Foreword
 The Doshoku Sai-e (Colorful Realm of Living Beings), 30 scrolls, is the representative work by Ito Jakuchu(1716-1800), the mid-Edo period painter still popular today. Because of the charm of its beautiful colors, exquisite depiction and unconventional composition, it is one of the most admired pieces among our collection. In order to pass down all of the 30 scrolls of this piece in good condition to the future generations, we have undertaken a six year restoration project from 1999. In this exhibition, we will introduce the wonderful depictive expressions of Jakuchu and his Doshoku Sai-e, based on the results of this restoration, along with an introduction of the development of kachoga (flower and bird paintings) around the era of Jakuchu.
 The Edo period when Jakuchu was active, was the era of peace when an affluent culture was created by various expressions of the interests of not only nobles and samurai classes, but also townspeople and common classes. Within this era, interest in natural objects such as animals and plants increased, and a large number of natural history journals were published developing the study. At the same time horticulture prospered in Japan, to what is said to be top level worldwide. Furthermore, books and art works were imported from China and western countries, and the elephant imported in the 18th century surprised the people greatly.
 On the other hand, Japanese kachoga that had developed under the influence of old Chinese paintings passed down in temples, showed a new development since Shen Nanpin conveyed his painting method of highly realistic and richly colorful kachoga. Under this situation, the painters active during the 18th century produced unique kachoga adding new expressions to the former expressions and techniques, contriving realistic and colorful expressions.
 In this exhibition, we will introduce the skillful expressive depiction by Jakuchu, and the works of the same and nearby eras. We hope our visitors will be able to appreciate the unchanging feelings of those who continuously appreciated nature and its flowers and birds, through the various exhibited works by Jakuchu and other artists of the same era.

Photos from Kunaicho
https://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8396/4021hc.jpg
https://img238.imageshack.us/img238/4905/4046vk.jpg
https://img134.imageshack.us/img134/372/4010ex.th.jpghttps://img238.imageshack.us/img238/5620/4035wm.th.jpghttps://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3305/4053wj.th.jpg

More info in the link below
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/11/40-list-e.html

mandyy 03-27-2006 11:42 PM

Does anyone have photos of Prince Akishino's residence????

Thx in advance!!!

mandyy 05-28-2006 09:50 PM

China asks Japan to return artifact
...........According to the Asahi Shimbun on May 28, Chinese historians have recently called for the exhibit and return of the Hongryojeongbi, currently held at the Japanese imperial palace................
https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...ent_602263.htm

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Shinto objects at Imperial Palace moved ahead of anti-quake work

...............During the renovation, imperial family members will perform their regular rituals in the temporary room located inside the palace. On Monday, the "hosen-no-gi" ceremony was held to move the five sacred objects that symbolize imperial ancestors and various gods....................
https://asia.news.yahoo.com/060529/kyodo/d8ht9lhg0.html

Photo of the ritual from JIJI press
https://img528.imageshack.us/img528/8...73654fx.th.jpg

tete 07-28-2006 08:30 PM

wow, the palaces are much more different from what i thought. :cool:

mandyy 08-07-2006 04:36 PM

Palace officials fret over high-rises
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Imperial Household Agency officials are concerned by an increase in the number of high-rise buildings around Tokyo Station because the Emperor's residence can be seen from the buildings' upper floors, they said.
The agency has asked Mitsubishi Estate Co., the company that jointly established Otemachi Kaihatsu Ltd., and which will construct a 37-story building at a site about 600 meters from Tokyo Station, not to situate restaurants facing the palace on the building's upper floors.
The agency pointed out that the Imperial Residence may be visible from the 180-meter-high building, construction of which starts in April on a site in Chiyoda Ward where the Otemachi joint government building was previously located........................
https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national...08TDY01002.htm

Both images from the map directory at the Yahoo Japan website
#1: Aerial view of the Imperial Residence where the Emperor and Empress lives
#2: Aerial view of the Togu Palace where the Crown Prince family lives
https://img426.imageshack.us/img426/7773/mkmapjq6.th.png https://img426.imageshack.us/img426/3...toguun7.th.png

PaulG 09-11-2006 07:25 PM

Overhead view of Imperial Palace
 
This is a satellite view of the Japanese Imperial Palace I found.

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PaulG 09-19-2006 12:21 AM

Does the pic work? Is everyone able to see it?

Sister Morphine 09-19-2006 12:23 AM

You can't hotlink and a photo with dynamic tags in it won't show. I'll repost it.


https://img166.imageshack.us/img166/5...20tokyoot4.png

PaulG 09-19-2006 03:45 AM

Thank you!:smile:

mandyy 09-29-2006 12:52 AM

LEAD: Imperial Guard officer commits suicide in imperial compound

An Imperial Guard officer was found with a gun wound in his head Thursday in the imperial compound in Tokyo's Akasaka district and later confirmed dead at a hospital in an apparent suicide, Imperial Guard officials said. The 19-year-old officer, who was assigned duty at the imperial guard station on the Akasaka Estate, where Emperor Akihito's eldest son Crown Prince Naruhito and other imperial family members live, was found inside a restroom at a standby area for on-duty officers around noon Thursday, the officials said.................
https://asia.news.yahoo.com/060928/kyodo/d8kdo9n80.html

Daniela 10-02-2006 05:14 AM

How far are the Imperial residence where the Emperor and Empress lives and the Togu palace where the Crown Princely family lives?

Daniela

mandyy 10-02-2006 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Daniela
How far are the Imperial residence where the Emperor and Empress lives and the Togu palace where the Crown Princely family lives?

Daniela

I think they are quite close to each other.
Below is a satelite map of the Akasaka Palace grounds that consists of the Togu Palace (the green area in the lower left corner) and the Imperial Palace that consists of the Imperial Residence (the bigger green area in the right side) just to give you an idea of the distance between the two palaces
https://img139.imageshack.us/img139/9403/mkmapeo0.png
image from Yahoo Japan map directory

There is also more info in the link below
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/335855-post28.html

Daniela 10-02-2006 09:13 AM

Thanks, mandyy!

Is it posible for you to post some photos of Togu Palace or perhaps a link to this palace, I'm curious!:flowers:

Daniela

Emily 10-02-2006 10:55 AM

Mandyy - Thank you for that aerial map! I was trying to figure out exactly this information during the time Kiko was in the hospital. I went to a local bookstore and looked at a map of Tokyo -- they had the Imperial Palace grounds and on a separate page the Togu Palace grounds but it didn't give me an idea of how far apart they were. On another note -- the Imperial complexes give some very nice greenspace to downtown Tokyo!

mandyy 10-02-2006 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Daniela
Thanks, mandyy!

Is it posible for you to post some photos of Togu Palace or perhaps a link to this palace, I'm curious!:flowers:

Daniela

I have posted photos of Togu Palace before
Below are the links to those posts
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...3-post122.html
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...9-post123.html
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...6-post124.html

Daniela 10-03-2006 04:25 AM

Oh, gosh, thank you mandyy!:wacko:
I went through this tread, but yesterday I've got a bad day, so I wasn't very attentive to what was posted!

So, if I've understand correctly the Togu Palace is meant for the Crown Princely family to live in, and when there is a new Emperor he and his family moves into Imperial residence, right?

And then where lives a Empress Dowager?

Thanks

Daniela

mandyy 10-04-2006 02:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Daniela
Oh, gosh, thank you mandyy!:wacko:
I went through this tread, but yesterday I've got a bad day, so I wasn't very attentive to what was posted!

So, if I've understand correctly the Togu Palace is meant for the Crown Princely family to live in, and when there is a new Emperor he and his family moves into Imperial residence, right?

And then where lives a Empress Dowager?

Thanks

Daniela

Yes the Togu Palace is meant for the crown prince family to live in.
Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako (Emperor Akihito's parents) lived in the Fukiage Omiya Palace (link https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e07/ed07-01-02-01.html). When Emperor Hirohito passed away, Empress Nagako became the Empress Dowager, her son Akihito and daughter in law Michiko were considerate enough not having Empress Nagako to move out of her palace to somewhere(which I don't know),either they or the IHA decided to built the Imperial Residence and it was in used since Dec 1993 (link https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e07/ed07-01-02.html). Before they moved into the newly built Imperial Residence, they remained living in Togu Palace which was especially built for them back in 1960. When Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada got married they lived temporary in the Togu detached palace (not quite sure if the name is correct) but it's located in the Akasaka palace grounds.

I guess if Emperor Akihito passed away, Prince Naruhito and his family might have to move to the Imperial Residece and Empress Michiko will move to Fukiage Omiya Palace....but this is only my guess.

Togu actually means the crown prince..therefore Togu Palace shouldbe reserved for the crown prince and his family to live in it.

Daniela 10-04-2006 03:01 AM

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?:smile:

Daniela

mandyy 10-04-2006 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Daniela
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?:smile:

Daniela

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
https://img166.imageshack.us/img166/5...sakaih1.th.gif https://img166.imageshack.us/img166/5936/mkmapgf3.th.gif https://img92.imageshack.us/img92/116/untitledjc7.th.png https://img88.imageshack.us/img88/571/mrp1.th.jpg
https://img166.imageshack.us/img166/4...kasane9.th.gif https://img88.imageshack.us/img88/855...1028kk8.th.jpg

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

Sources:
#1-2,5: yahoo japan map directory
#3: www.yuko2ch.net
#4,6: Yomiuri news

Daniela 10-04-2006 04:36 AM

Thank you, so very much!:flowers:

Daniela

mandyy 11-26-2006 08:20 PM

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...........
https://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-...611240180.html

caster51 12-09-2006 08:59 AM

Inside of Imperial Palace
 
1984 NHK...Showa emperor
Sorry, there is no English Sub.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckOQVwyhvpI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOwWTe5pHmo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5CCnfIihRg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxuk_Bg1JiM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LUi9LRsYLY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhm3_q_4pl4

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-s-h85shzc


it is the most important ceremony of Japan's constraction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0h1z5tM8qM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2LxCM4XiXQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2VuCZSviwA



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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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https://www.mietimes.jp/culture/sengu/index.html
https://www.isejingu.or.jp/english/index.htm
https://www.sengu.info/index.html

Vanesa 12-15-2006 08:25 PM

Very interesting..This is the kind of threads we need. I learn a lot watching all this excellent material. :smile:

Vanesa.

Toledo 12-16-2006 11:25 PM

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.

mandyy 01-04-2007 02:32 AM

Imperial tombs are opened to view

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

Imperial tombs open for research

The Yomiuri Shimbun
https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national...03TDY02010.htm

The Historian 01-17-2007 06:17 AM

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?

mandyy 03-14-2007 07:06 PM

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&#39;s palace - Yahoo! News

Elspeth 03-15-2007 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Historian
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.

Prince of Chota 05-01-2007 06:31 PM

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.

mandyy 05-07-2007 03:11 AM

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..............
Imperial Palace opens Fukiage area to public for 1st time

Vanesa 05-08-2007 08:10 PM

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.

Vanesa.

mandyy 06-21-2007 08:16 PM

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

HRH Abigail 01-05-2008 10:34 PM

"We're sorry, this Video is no longer available"
 
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Originally Posted by caster51 (Post 545695)
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?

Thanks,

-- Abbie

HRH Abigail 01-05-2008 10:40 PM

Me likey the top link, the best!
 
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Originally Posted by mandyy (Post 514811)

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 ...

-- Abbie

mandyy 01-06-2008 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by HRH Abigail (Post 712713)
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 ...

-- Abbie

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

HRH Abigail 01-22-2008 10:12 PM

Thank You :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by merampo (Post 73059)
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 :eek:

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.

-- Abbie

Prince of Chota 02-28-2008 05:03 PM

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.

Vanesa 02-29-2008 02:31 PM

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. :flowers:

Vanesa.

mandyy 09-18-2008 03:43 AM

Thrill-seeker arrested for blasts near Tokyo palace - Yahoo! News

Kasumi 11-22-2009 01:01 AM

An interesting 1985 documentary on the Japanese Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Royal Grounds of the Last Remaining Emperor on Earth. At one point, at least on paper, the Imperial Palace's real estate was worth more than the entire state of California.

YouTube - part 1
YouTube - part 2

Turkish Delight 12-28-2009 10:47 AM

Thank you to everyone who posted the photos.

I have a question, where do Emperor & Empress live? & also Crown Princely family?

Kasumi 09-25-2010 02:23 AM

Royal trappings grace Akasaka Guest House - Japan Times

Kasumi 10-03-2010 03:18 AM

The Imperial Palace in Tokyo from inside
 
How is the Imperial complex composed?
What animal and plant life can be found in the Imperial gardens?
How are subway lines affected by the Palace central location?
Can the public use the Imperial Household hospital inside the Palace?
Is it true that Imperial Guards can compose the traditional poems, arrange the flowers and conduct tea ceremonies?

A really interesting article in Japan Times :flowers:

Kasumi 10-16-2010 01:50 AM

Prosession of horse-drawn carriages at the Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials - Kunaicho site
The Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials at the Imperial Palace - same site

iamtheoneandonly 11-03-2010 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Turkish Delight (Post 1034965)
Thank you to everyone who posted the photos.

I have a question, where do Emperor & Empress live? & also Crown Princely family?

Akihito and Michiko live in the Shin Fukiage Gosho 新吹上御所 (New Fukiage Palace). Hirohito and Nagako lived in Fukiage Gosho 吹上御所 (Fukiage Palace) but after the death of Hirohito, Nagako continued to live in the Fukiage Gosho that the palace was renamed as the Omiya Gosho 大宮御所 (the empress dowager's palace). In order to differenciate the old Fukiage Gosho which was renamed as the Omiya Gosho, the new palace built in the Fukiage Gyoen 吹上御苑 (Fukiage Imperial Garden) is, as above, called the Shin Fukiage Gosho. Currently, the old Fukiage Gosho (the Omiya Gosho) is not in use.

At first, Hirohito and Nagako lived in the Meiji Kyuden 明治宮殿 (the Meiji Palace) in the Nishi no maru (the west walled section) of the old Edo Castle but this palace was burned down in 1945 due to the US air raid of Tokyo. After the loss of the Meiji Palace, the imperial couple moved in the Obunko 御文庫 (literally it means a book storage building) in the Fukiage Gyoen due to the Obunko's structure being concrete which served as an air raid shelter.

There was a talk re: building a new palace for Hirohito and his family straight after the WWII but Hirohito declined this offer and continued to live in the Obunko. The reason for this was, according to his Lord Chamberlain Sukemasa Irie, the HM felt it was not appropriate to spend the government budget for such an expensive construction whilst the nation was still not quite recovered from the damages caused by the war.

In 1968, the Fukiage Palace was completed and in 1969 the imperial couple moved in.

Akihito and Michiko lived in their palace which was called the Togu Gosho 東宮御所 (the crown prince's palace) in the Akasaka Goyochi 赤坂御用地 (Akasaka Imperial ground) during they were the crown prince and crown princess but after the Hirohito's demise it was renamed as the Akasaka Gosho 赤坂御所 (Akasaka Palace). In 1993, they moved in the Shin Fukiage Gosho.

Narihito and his family live in the Togu Gosho in the Akasaka Goyochi.




iamtheoneandonly 11-04-2010 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kasumi (Post 1140315)

This hotel is the former Ri O Goten 李王御殿 (meaning the King Lee's Palace) which is the old building belongs to the new high rise hotel.

iamtheoneandonly 11-04-2010 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kasumi (Post 1143403)
Is it true that Imperial Guards can compose the traditional poems, arrange the flowers and conduct tea ceremonies?

A really interesting article in Japan Times :flowers:

The Imperial Guards is called Kogu Keisatsu 皇宮警察 which means the imperial palace police which comes under the Keisatsu Cho 警察庁 (National Police Agency) but not under the Jiei tai 自衛隊 (self defence force). I thought that it would be important to point out that the Emperor of Japan has no involvement in the Japanese armed forces post WWII.

Kasumi 01-19-2011 03:39 PM

The 53th Exhibits,The Museum of the Imperial Collections - Sannomaru Shozokan
 
Greetings from Foreign Countries - Beauty of Gifts from the Overseas
An exhibition of the State Gifts from foreign dignitaries will be held in the Imperial palace January 22 - March 13, 2011.

Al_bina 01-19-2011 09:08 PM

Thanks for sharing the information and photos!
The lace-like fruit bowl is a superb piece of craftsmanship. The German statuette is equally impressive.


Kakyoin 01-21-2011 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by purple_platinum (Post 340370)
previously posted by Hans-E on GREMB :

State Guest House of Akasaka Palace

It's so beautiful and modern decor. Wow!! I love it.

ortiz 02-16-2011 04:25 AM

What beautiful buildings and architecture! Does anyone know what parts of the Imperial Palace are open to tourists?

Kasumi 02-16-2011 10:30 AM

How to participate in the public events and to visit the Imperial palace - Kunaicho
:previous:
Lurk :smile:

Kasumi 02-16-2011 10:43 AM

Procession of horse-drawn carriages at the Ceremony of Presentation of the Credentials will be held on February 18th, 2011, in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. - Kunaicho

ortiz 02-17-2011 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kasumi (Post 1205642)

Thank you!

Kasumi 03-15-2011 12:29 PM

Shiobara Villa in Nasu, Tochigi Pref., was used as a shelter for the members of Japan's IF during WWII.

Grandduchess24 03-21-2011 09:21 PM

All I know is that the main one is the imperial palace of japan where they are always at and it's the one surrounded by a moat and there is also akasaka but is now used as a state guest house and the palace if crown prince naruhito, but there are others just no longer in use. There are also tons if castles like himeji and Osaka where their ancestors use to live or built.

Kasumi 05-25-2011 12:19 PM

The Kyoto Imperial Palace Autumn Open Days 2011
 
The Kyoto Imperial Palace Autumn Open Days 2011 - The Imperial Household Agency

Grandduchess24 08-25-2011 03:37 PM

I just love the akasaka palace, I just don't understand why use it now as a guest house, I mean president Obama stays them when he visits( luckyyyyyyy). ;)


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