Emperor Naruhito speaks in front of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a ceremony to proclaim his enthronement at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22, 2019.(Photo/Agencies)
Japanese Emperor Naruhito on Tuesday proclaimed his enthronement in a highly ritualized, ancient-style ceremony held in the Seiden State Hall at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in front of 2,000 guests from around the world. In the official coronation ceremony known as "Sokuirei Seiden no gi," the 59-year-old emperor wearing a dark reddish-brown robe known as a "Korozen no goho" only worn by emperors, made his ascension to the 6.5-meter-high canopied Takamikura imperial throne.
Emperor Naruhito officially proclaims his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne during an enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22, 2019. (Photo/Agencies)
Japan's Crown Prince Akishino arrives for a ceremony to proclaim Emperor Naruhito's enthronement at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22, 2019. (Photo/Agencies)