Expositions temporaires thématiques


Daijōsai【Nov. 1, 2019 - Dec. 15】


Special Exhibitions


Term:Nov. 1, 2019 (Fri) - Dec. 15 (Sun)

*We have English explanation part in this exhibition. 

The ceremonies relating to accession to the throne are very ancient. They consist of three main parts: Senso, Sokui no Gi, and Daijōsai. In the Senso ceremonies (today, Kenji-tō-Shōkei-no-gi), the emperor inherits the imperial Regalia (a Divine Sword and Divine Jewels) and Seals as proof of his accession to the throne. The Sokui no Gi (today, Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi) proclaims the new emperor’s enthronement and receives felicitations from representatives from home and abroad.

The methods, equipment, tools, and food used in these ceremonies are captured in texts and images. By going through them, we can find out about the nature of the Daijōsai and its content.

This exhibition presents related Kokugakuin University holdings, primarily from the Edo period (1603–1868), including images, classical texts, models, and archival documents.



An Overview of Japanese Enthronement Ceremonies,Based on Ancient Documents,Focusing on DaijōsaiAdobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24.png


Term Nov. 1, 2019 (Fri) - Dec. 15 (Sun)
Place Kokugakuin University Museum, Special Exhibition Space
Hours 10:00 – 18:00 (Last admission 17:30)
Closed Nov. 25(Mon)
Admission Fee Free
Access Accessible on foot or by bus, 10-15 minutes from Shibuya, Omote-sandō, or Ebisu Station.
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