Kyoto pushes to retrieve share of Imperial action to honor deep cultural roots

KYOTO – When a young Emperor Meiji moved to Edo from Kyoto in 1868, many of Kyoto’s noble families were strongly opposed to his leaving what had been Japan’s capital and home to the Imperial family since 794.Those who traced their aristocratic lineage back to ancient times convinced themselves the Emperor was merely “visiting” Edo, … Continue reading Kyoto pushes to retrieve share of Imperial action to honor deep cultural roots