• Short Summary

    Nearly 83,000 people flocked to the Imperial Palace Plaza in Tokyo on April 29 to cheer the Emperor on his 60th birthday.

  • Description

    Nearly 83,000 people flocked to the Imperial Palace Plaza in Tokyo on April 29 to cheer the Emperor on his 60th birthday.

    At 9 a.m. the Palace gate opened for the public and nearly 8,000 poured into the Plaza in the misty morning.

    Just then, the Emperor was saying prayers at the Imperial Palace Shrine and reporting his 60th birthday to his ancestors. He then received greetings from the Empress, the Crown Prince Akihito Crown Princess Michiko, Prime Yoshi and other Imperial family members.

    Later the Emperor, the Empress, the Princes and the Princess stood on the special dais set up at the back of the Plaza to wave to the cheering crowd.

    They appeared on the dais three times in the morning and four times in the afternoon to respond to the people who shouted "Long Live the Emperor".

    At noon there was a birthday party in the Palace for 200 elite including Premier Ikeda. In the afternoon it was tea for foreign diplomats.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4KVVQAUXRJLUZ6OKU97YC2Z6B
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KVVQAUXRJLUZ6OKU97YC2Z6B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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