Coronation of Emperor Akihito, 1990

The lavish Coronation celebrations of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan in Tokyo on this day in 1990. The Emperor will abdicate in April 2019, and the Coronation of Emperor Naruhito is scheduled for the 22nd of October. To mark the last Coronation Anniversary of the Emperor, we are taking a look at the glittering proceedings.

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In the morning, the Emperor and Empress took part in the Sokuirei-Tojitsu-Kashikodokoro-Omae-no-Gi, Sokuirei-Tojitsu-Koreiden-Shinden-ni-Hokoku-no-Gi, Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi, and Shukuga-Onretsu-no-Gi traditional Shinto ceremonies, which concluded with a carriage procession through the streets of Tokyo. The following day. the Emperor and Empress hosted a Garden Party for the Foreign Royals, which included King Baudoin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, the King and Queen of Malaysia, the King of Bhutan, Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxembourg, Crown Prince Harald and Crown Princess Sonja of Norway, the Prince and Princess of Wales, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Crown Prince Hussein and Crown Princess Sarvath of Jordan, and Crown Prince Felipe of Spain.

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In the evening, Emperor Akihito (wearing the Order of the Chrysanthemum) and Empress Michiko (in the Meiji Scroll Tiara and the Order of the Precious Crown) hosted a Banquet at the Imperial Palace with all the Royal Guests like King Baudoin (wearing the Order of the Chrysanthemum) and Queen Fabiola of Belgium (in the Wolfers Necklace Tiara), Queen Margrethe (wearing the Pearl Poiré Tiara and the Order of the Chrysanthemum) and Prince Henrik of Denmark (in the Order of the Chrysanthemum), King Carl XVI Gustaf (wearing the Order of the Precious Crown) and Queen Silvia of Sweden (in the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara and the Order of the Precious Crown), the King and Queen of Malaysia (wearing the Gandik Diraja Tiara), the King of Bhutan, Grand Duke Jean (in the Order of the Chrysanthemum) and Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxembourg (wearing the Belgian Scroll Tiara and the Order of the Precious Crown), Crown Prince Harald and Crown Princess Sonja of Norway (in the Emerald Parure Tiara), the Prince (wearing the Order of the Chrysanthemum) and Princess of Wales (in the Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara, South-Sea Pearl Earrings, and the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II), Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Crown Prince Hussein and Crown Princess Sarvath of Jordan (wearing her Diamond Tiara), Crown Prince Felipe of Spain, and the Crown Prince of Thailand.

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2 thoughts on “Coronation of Emperor Akihito, 1990

  1. I am very impressed to see the coronation ceremony of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan in 1990. I will miss Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko after abdication of Emperor Akihito in April 2019. However, I am looking forward to an arrival of new era with hope at the time of enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.

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  2. I have recognized an existence of the people who does not respect and appreciate traditions and history of Imperial Family I am afraid the reason why I have been unemployed for a long time is that I am an enthusiastic supporter of Imperial Family. But I will continue to respect and appreciate Imperial Family of Japan.

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