Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako wave to crowds of well-wishers from a convertible during the enthronement parade in Tokyo on Nov. 10. (Yuta Takahashi)

Under blue skies and perfect fall weather, a beaming Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved to the large crowds of well-wishers along their parade route from the Imperial Palace on Nov. 10.

The parade, or Shukuga-Onretsu-no-Gi, was held to celebrate Naruhito’s enthronement in Tokyo.

A retrofitted Toyota Motor Corp. Century convertible, carrying the emperor and empress, left the Imperial Palace at 3 p.m., traveling at 10 kph to allow spectators to glimpse the couple.

Along the way, the vehicle passed the Diet building and other landmarks in Tokyo, ending at their Akasaka Imperial Residence.

At times, Masako, wearing a tiara, apparently overwhelmed by emotion, wiped away tears while waving to spectators during the 30-minute ride.

The 4.6-kilometer parade was initially scheduled for Oct. 22 to follow the enthronement ceremony held earlier that day.

But the government decided to postpone it out of concerns for the many people in eastern Japan who were impacted by Typhoon No. 19 earlier in the month.