In pictures: Japan's emperor takes throne in ancient ceremony

Published: October 22, 2019
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Japan's Empress Masako walking to Kashikodokoro sanctuary where Emperor Naruhito reports the proclamation of his ascension to the throne. PHOTO: Reuters

TOKYO:  Japan’s Empress Masako walking to Kashikodokoro sanctuary where Emperor Naruhito reports the proclamation of his ascension to the throne. PHOTO: Reuters

Japan's Princess Kiko and other members of the royal family arrive at the ceremony site where Emperor Naruhito will report the conduct of the enthronement ceremony. PHOTO: Reuters

Japan’s Princess Kiko and other members of the royal family arrive at the ceremony site where Emperor Naruhito will report the conduct of the enthronement ceremony. PHOTO: Reuters

Japan's Crown Prince Akishino (R), his wife Crown Princess Kiko (2nd R) and other members of the imperial family arrive at the Imperial Palace sanctuaries where Emperor Naruhito will report the proclamation of his ascension to the throne in Tokyo. PHOTO: AFP

Other members of the imperial family arrive at the Imperial Palace sanctuaries where Emperor Naruhito will report the proclamation of his ascension to the throne in Tokyo. PHOTO: AFP

Japan's Emperor Naruhito speaks as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen during a ceremony to proclaim his enthronement to the world, called Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi. PHOTO: Reuters

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito speaks as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen during a ceremony to proclaim his enthronement to the world, called Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi. PHOTO: Reuters

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shouts banzai cheer for Emperor Naruhito during the enthronement ceremony. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shouts banzai cheer for Emperor Naruhito during the enthronement ceremony. PHOTO: AFP

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PHOTO: AFP

Japanese officials shout banzai cheers for Emperor Naruhito (top L) and Empress Masako during the enthronement ceremony. PHOTO: AFP

Japanese officials shout banzai cheers for Emperor Naruhito (top L) and Empress Masako during the enthronement ceremony. PHOTO: AFP

People wave Japanese flags as they gather in front of the Imperial Palace. PHOTO: Reuters

People wave Japanese flags as they gather in front of the Imperial Palace. PHOTO: Reuters

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PHOTO: Reuters

Japan Self-Defense Forces fire artilleries to mark the proclamation of Japan's Emperor Naruhito's ascension to the throne at a park in Tokyo. PHOTO: AFP

Japan Self-Defense Forces fire artilleries to mark the proclamation of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito’s ascension to the throne at a park in Tokyo. PHOTO: AFP

President Arif Alvi, and his wife Samina Alvi, leave after attending the Enthronement Ceremony of Emperor Naruhito of Japan. PHOTO: Reuters

President Arif Alvi, and his wife Samina Alvi, leave after attending the Enthronement Ceremony of Emperor Naruhito of Japan. PHOTO: Reuters

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