Japanese Emperor Naruhito officially proclaimed his ascendancy on the throne Tuesday during a ceremony that lasted for centuries and attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfill his duty as a symbol of the state. .
Naruhito became emperor and his wife Masako became empress on May 1 in a brief ceremony, but Tuesday's "Sokui no Rei" was a more elaborate ritual in the royal palace in which he officially announced his change of status. world
Emperor Naruhito (left) is inside the adorned Takamikura throne room and Empress Masako (right) inside the small Michodai during a ceremony officially marking his ascent to the throne of Chrysanthemum of Japan.
Empress Masako dressed in a royal dress weighing up to 30 kg, which made walking difficult.