Kyoto – The canopied Takamikura imperial throne in which the emperor proclaimed his enthronement last October was put on public display at Kyoto Imperial Palace on Saturday.
The Imperial Household Agency will be showing the throne until Aug. 27 and will limit viewing to 5,000 people a day to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Before opening hours on Saturday, about 100 people had lined up.
It was initially scheduled to be on public display on March 1, but this was put off due to the outbreak of the virus.
Emperor Naruhito officially proclaimed his enthronement on Oct. 22 from the 6.5-meter-high canopied Takamikura imperial throne in the Sokuirei Seiden no gi, a solemn ceremony at the Imperial Palace featuring elements of ancient protocol.
In February, the throne was transferred from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to Kyoto Imperial Palace.