President attends Japan’s Emperor’s enthronement ceremony

23 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

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attends Japan’s Emperor’s enthronement ceremony

President Abdul Hamid (left) joins the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito (right) at the State Hall of Imperial Palace, Japan on Tuesday. - PID PHOTO

Tokyo: President Abdul Hamid joined the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito at the State Hall of Imperial Palace at 1pm (local time) on Tuesday, reports UNB.

The enthronement ceremony was held as a part of national ceremony (from Oct 22 to October 31) to celebrate the enthronement of the Emperor.

President Abdul Hamid’s wife Rashida Khanam, Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Rabab Fatima also accompanied the President at the programme. 

Tuesday’s Sokuirei no Gi (enthronement ceremony) is considered as the most important of a series of enthronement- related ceremonies that started in May. 

The ceremony at the Seiden State Hall started at 1pm in Matsu no Ma state room, with the Emperor announcing his enthronement from the 6.5 meter high canopied throne, known as the takami-kura.

 Hamid reached Tokyo on Monday on an eight-day official visit to Japan and Singapore.

A regular flight of Singapore Airlines carrying the President and his entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Singapore at 1:35pm on Sunday and landed on Monday at 6:30am (Local time).

Some 2,000 people, including heads of states and other dignitaries, from 174 countries attended the enthronement ceremony.

 On October 23, the President will visit Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city.


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