Imperial Palanquin (Hōren), Transferred from the Ministry of the Imperial Household in 1906, Edo period, 19th century
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) the Imperial Lounge
January 11, 2023 (Wed) - March 31, 2024 (Sun)
The emperor historically rode in imperial palanquins (hōren) during official outings. This particular palanquin was used when Emperor Kōmei (1831–1867) relocated to a new imperial palace in 1855 (currently the Kyoto Imperial Palace) and when the Meiji Emperor (1852–1912) went on official outings in Tokyo. Palanquin bearers carried the shafts on their shoulders when transporting the emperor.
|Highlight||Imperial Palanquin ("Hōren")||Transferred from the Ministry of the Imperial Household in 1906||Edo period, 19th century||H-4788|