Emperor's daughter becomes supreme priestess at Ise Shrine

/ Jun 21, 2017

Emperor's daughter becomes supreme priestess at Ise Shrine

Sayako Kuroda, the daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, assumed the post of supreme priestess at Ise Shrine this week, the ancient Shinto shrine said. Kuroda, 48, on Monday officially replaced the 86-year-old Atsuko Ikeda, elder sister of the Emperor, who served in the ...

Abe to take G-7 counterparts to Ise Shrine during summit

/ May 12, 2016

Abe to take G-7 counterparts to Ise Shrine during summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to take Group of Seven leaders to Japan's most prestigious Shinto shrine later this month when they gather in the Ise-Shima area for their annual summit, government sources have said. Abe is eager to show the leaders from Britain, Canada, ...

Imperial Couple visit Ise Shrine

Mar 26, 2014

Imperial Couple visit Ise Shrine

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture on Wednesday, following the ceremony last October to transfer the shrine deity to a new building. During their visit to the shrine, the Imperial jewel and sword, two of the family's three sacred treasures, ...