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Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 3 December 2011 in People & Portrait.

The entrance in the background here is the Kenreimon gate (建礼門) at the old Imperial Palace. It has traditionally been used only by the Emperor, and leads into the area of the Palace reserved for sacred state rituals such as the ceremony to officially declare the reign of a new emperor. The last to have his enthronement ceremony here was the Emperor Shōwa (昭和天皇) in 1928. His son, the current Emperor Heisei (平成天皇) was crowned and lives in Tokyo.

NIKON D300 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1/160 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
52 mm (35mm equiv.)

kyoto
palace
京都
京都御所