Wednesday, July 11, 2018
About 3:05 p.m. (the first), about 3:30 p.m. (the second)
(at the time Imperial Palace Plaza passage estimated time)
(outward trip) Tokyo Station → According to royal visit, Wadakura-mon Gate intersection (going straight) → Koukiyogaien → The Imperial Palace front gate → Palace south carriage porch
(return journey) Palace south carriage porch → The Imperial Palace front gate → Koukiyogaien → According to Wadakura-mon Gate intersection (going straight), royal visit → Tokyo Station
gisoumasha is carriage displayed beautifully which is used when we hold important ceremony of the Imperial Family.
It is in gisoumasha from 1 to 4, and the most were made at the beginning of Showa from the end of Meiji, and have value of artworks.
When ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary from foreign country appoints newly, in the case of ceremony (shinninjoboteishiki) where handspike presents letter of credence to His Majesty the Emperor, we use gisoumasha 4 for pickup and drop-off of ambassador.
It is several countries including U.K. and Spain, but a lot of ambassadors hoping for carriage than car in the case of our country raise its fruit of international goodwill even if we look at country using carriage for pickup and drop-off of new ambassador worldwide.
(from Imperial Household Agency official web site)
General Chiyoda City Tourism Association Chiyoda City Tourism Association / Tokyo Japan