Photo/IllutrationEmperor Naruhito proclaims his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne on the “takamikura” platform during the Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi ceremony in the Matsu no ma state room of the Imperial Palace on Oct. 22. (Pool)

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An elaborate mounted pavilion that Emperor Naruhito used to proclaim his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne will go on display in Tokyo later this month.

The "takamikura," which is adorned with golden phoenixes and other ornaments, will be shown at the Tokyo National Museum in Taito Ward from Dec. 22 through Jan. 19.

The roof is supported by eight columns.

The "michodai" structure that Empress Masako stood on for the same occasion will also be put on display.

Admission for the special viewing is free.

The emperor stood on the takamikura during the “Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi” ceremony to proclaim his ascension on Oct. 22 at the Imperial Palace.

The takamikura is said to have been used for enthronement ceremonies since the Nara Period (710-784).

The one now in use was made in the Taisho Era (1912-1926).

Further details about the viewing can be found on the museum’s website: (