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The Japanese Royal Wedding Was Held at the Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine

The royal wedding of Princess Ayako and Kei Moriya took place at a special venue with symbolic significance called the Meiji Shrine. The Meiji Shrine, completed in 1920, is a Shinto shrine located in Tokyo that was built to commemorate the reign of Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken.

The shrine is now a beautiful symbol of Tokyo. It is a place that is toured by visiting world leaders, such as kings, queens, presidents, and prime ministers. The family connection to the shrine was not lost on Princess Ayako. After the wedding ceremony, she told the media, “I am very happy that we held the wedding at the Meiji Shrine where my great grandfather, Emperor Meiji, is worshipped.”