J.J. Blue (jjblue1) wrote in little_details,
J.J. Blue

Japanese emperor's birthday

I know that December 23rd (the emperor's birthday) there are celebrations in honour of the emperor, the royal family collects itself, the palace grounds are open and the emperor makes several more appearances during the day.
And that's all I know and I could find, not a summary of what I know.
So, if possible, I'd like to have more info about it.
Apart from visiting the palace ground what people does to celebrate?
How is organized the whole visiting palace ground? (people just enter in it as they please, they're checked one after the other, they enter in small groups)
How are organized the apparitions? (the emperor shows up from a balcony, he walks through the people, he just has some sort of place to stay in and show himself, he watches people from a window...)
Is there also a party for the emperor at which can take part important people? (politicians, assorted nobility, rich guys, people the emperor saw fit to invite, religious figures, and so on...)
If there's a party how does it work? (like any normal party or it has a strict procedure)
How does the emperor take part at it if he does? (he shows himself and chat friendly around, he sits on a throne and people are introduced to him, he shows at the beginning/end/middle of the party...)
How does people make him their birthday wishes?
What's the proper etiquette to do so?

THANK YOU A LOT to anyone who can help!
Tags: japan (misc)

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