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The Emperor and Empress on Wednesday worshipped deities at Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture, one of the most important Shinto shrines affiliated with the Imperial family.

Dressed in a morning suit, the Emperor offered a sacred “sakaki” tree bough and worshipped after being purified by a priest at the main sanctuary of Ise’s Outer Shrine. The Empress, clad in an ivory-colored dress, followed suit.

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