Kyoto Imperial Palace
There was Daigokuden of Heian-kyo in areas centered around the current Kyoto Kamigyō Ward. Daigokuden is the palace where Emperor performed policy or held important rituals. Currently, you can see a stone momument in the children's park (Kyoto Kamigyō Ward) that indicates the location of Daigokuden.
The enthoronement ceremony of Taisho Emperor
In 1912, Emperor Meiji passed away and Prince Yoshihito inherited the throne. Coronation of Emperor Taisho was held in Kyoto Imperial Palace on November 10, 1915, and many public gathered to worship this ceremony in Kyoto Gyoen.
Procession of the Emperor arrived in Kyoto station for the coronation ceremony entered the Kyoto Gyoen from Sakaimachi Gomon led by cavalry. Kashikodokoro* which is necessary to report that the emperor's reign (*Kashikodokoro: The place dedicated to put Shinkyo (Spiritual mirror) which replaces of the Spirit of Amaterasu Omikami) has been carried from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The coronation day, foreign dignitaries also visited Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Following the coronation, Daijyosai was an important religious event for new emperor to be granted for divinity as a person to take the charge of Cultivation and Farming God. Large palace was newly constructed to be the venue of the ceremony, and the material necessary for the construction was procured from towns and villages around Kyoto. Rope made by woven skin of Syuro tree was also one of them. (Syuro : Evergreen tree of the palm family). Syuro tree rope was used for tying and fixing the building materials.
Sento Imperial Palace
17th century, Emperor Gomizunoo erected Sento Imperial Palace (Current Kyoto Kamigyo Ward) and Shugakuin Sento Imperial Villa (Current Kyoto Sakyo Ward) . In addition, Katsura Imperial Villa (Current Kyoto Nishikyo Ward) was erected on the right bank of the Katsura River by Hachijonomiya Toshihito and Toshitada Prince.
Katsura Imperial Villa
Currently, stroll style garden with pond of Katsura Imperial Villa is referred as the best Japanese garden. Shōkintei, built within the garden is the most prestigious tea house within the Katsura Imperial Villa.
Shugakuin Imperial Villa
Tokugawa Ieyasu who opened up Edo Bakufu (Edo government) in early 17th built Nijo Castle as his residence in Kyoto (Currently at Kyoto Nakagyo Ward) . Nijo Castle was transferred to Kyoto and became the Kyoto Prefecture building in 1871, but later relegated Imperial Household Ministry (Kunai-shō) and became Nijō rikyū after new Kyto Prefecture building was established. In 1939, Nijō rikyū was given as royal gift to abolished Kyoto, Imperial Villa Onshi Nijo Castle was open to public in the following year. It was registered to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.
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