THINKING ABOUT THE JAPANESE ENTHRONEMENT CEREMONIES
In the course of the present calendar year of 2019 there will be several ceremonies relating to the enthronement of the new Emperor of Japan, Naruhito. Most important are the senso no gi 践祚の儀,the sokui no rei 即位の礼,and the daijōsai 大嘗祭. In view of the considerable significance of these events in Japan, the International Shinto Studies Association (ISSA) is arranging three reflective seminars on the subject which will be open to the public. The first of these (in Japanese) will be held in Tokyo on March 5th. Two further seminars in Tokyo and Kyoto will be held in English. All will consist of brief lectures, responses, and discussion.