The new Beijing News reported that the core ceremony of the Royal activity grand taste sacrifice held with the accession of the new emperor of Japan, the grand taste palace instrument, began to be held in the special grand taste Palace of the Imperial Palace in the afternoon of November 14, until the end of the morning of November 15. More than 500 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and members of Parliament attended the event.
On November 14, the Japanese royal family held the grand taste palace ceremony. / screenshot of NHK website
In Japan, Tashi is regarded as the most important ritual activity in the palace, which is only held when the new emperor takes the throne. This time, it was held in November 1990 with Emperor Akihito (now emperor Shanghuang) on the throne. After 29 years, it was held again. Grand sacrifice includes a series of ceremonies and related activities, such as Grand Palace ceremony and grand feast ceremony.
According to Kyodo news agency, on the afternoon of the 14th, the emperor of Japan attended the first half of the Yuji palace for food, and then attended the second half of the ceremony in the early morning of the 15th. The internal situation of the ceremony is not open to the public. According to the palace hall, the emperor in ceremonial costume offered new rice and wine in front of the throne, recited the imperial Proclamation and tasted it in person, praying for the peace and harvest of the country and the people.
At the end of the ceremony, on November 16 and 18, the emperor and his wife will have a grand feast in the palace. According to the Japanese economic news, Japans palace hall has reduced the size of Tashi Palace by 20% and the number of invited people by about 230. However, due to the increase in labor costs and other reasons, the total cost of Tashi is more than 2.7 billion yen in terms of budget.
On the evening of the 14th, in the square in front of Marunouchi station in Tokyo, some people held a protest rally against the royal familys spending 2.7 billion yen on grand sacrifice to repay the tax payers, Asahi Shimbun reported.
Source: responsible editor of Beijing News: Li Chao, nb12814