Banquet Hosted by PM Abe Celebrates Emperor Naruhito's Enthronement
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BANQUET HOSTED BY PM ABE CELEBRATES EMPEROR NARUHITO’S ENTHRONEMENT

On the evening of October 23, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe hosted a banquet at the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo to thank the foreign Heads of State and Members of Royal Families for visiting Japan on occasion of Emperor Naruhito’s Enthronement Ceremony.

The Enthronement Ceremony of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako took place at The Tokyo Imperial Palace on October 22, 2019.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe.



Royals Arrived At The Banquet

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Prince Charles of Wales.

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Prince Charles shake hands with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands.

Queen Maxima wore a jumpsuit from Jan Taminiau.

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Crown Princess Victoria and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

Crown Princess Victoria wore Ida Sjöstedt floral embroidered dress with burgundy accessories.

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Queen Jetsun Pema and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan.

Queen Jetsum Pema in tradicional clothes from Bhutan.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

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Crown Princess Mary wore Maria Fekih white dress with gold accessories.

Prince Albert II of Monaco.



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Queen Jetsun Pema and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan.

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Charles of Wales.

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Prince Charles of Wales and behind Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan.

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King Carl Gustaf and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and behind Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg.

Princess Norodom Arunrasmy of Cambodia and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.



Prime Minister Abe treated his guests with performance of three different traditional arts — kyogen, kabuki and bunraku.

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Bunraku puppet performer Yoshida Tamao and Kyogen comedian Nomura Mansai perform at the banquet.

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Bunraku puppet performer Yoshida Tamao and Kyogen comedian Nomura Mansai.

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Noh actors Kanze Kiyokazu (R) and his son Saburota Kanze.

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Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo.



The performance was followed by the Dinner, that included a speech and toast by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toasts at a banquet for newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito.

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Princess Norodom Arunrasmy of Cambodia and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.

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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain didn’t attend the Banquet as they travelled to South Korea for an official visit of two days. See the post here.



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