TOUR REPORT ON September 18, 2019 (THE EAST GARDEN OF THE IMPERIAL PALACE)
- East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
Thank you for joining our tour to the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on September 18. We welcomed 10 guests from Canada, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Mexico, and USA. We enjoyed our walking tour and great conversation very much.
Our tour starts from Tokyo station. Very fortunately, we happened to see procession of horse-drawn carriages at the Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials at Tokyo station.
During the Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials, ceremonial horse-drawn carriages welcome newly appointed ambassadors to Japan and convey them from the Tokyo Station to the Imperial Palace South Porch. We welcomed two new ambassadors from Netherlands and Slovenia.
During the tour, we encountered rain, but we still enjoyed our walking tour and great conversation.
One of our guests asked us about the place they can see IKEBANA. During our tour, we didn’t have a good clue. Now we’ve got some information. IKEBANA EXHIBITION is held at Meguro, the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo from September 20th to November 13th, 2019.
Ikebana is one of the traditional Japanese art in which flowers and plants are specially arranged for appreciation. It has been practiced for more than 600 years, and there are so many styles in Ikebana. In this exhibition, 45 styles of Ikebana are displayed. Nature is always changing throughout the seasons. The awareness of this is one of the fun of Ikebana art.
We also had another question which we had no clue. It was about medical robots. Now we also found some information. It’s Kawasaki Robostage.
Kawasaki Robostage is the robot showroom in Odaiba, Tokyo run by Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Watch, touch and experience the Kawasaki’s state-of-the-art robotics technologies and knowledges. Setting a main concept “human-robot coexistence and collaboration,” the facility continues to display the latest robots.
For details: https://robotics.kawasaki.com/ja1/robostage/en.html
If you are interested in these, please visit those places and actually view them.
By the way, we have RUGBY WORLD CUP JAPAN 2019 from September 20th to November 2nd. Some of our walking tour guests came to Japan to see the Rugby World Cup matches. If you already have the tickets, that’s great. Even though you don’t have the tickets, you can enjoy at the Fanzones. Entry to the Fanzones is for free. Fanzones will have live screenings of matches on the big screen, rugby-themed activities, food and drinks, entertainment and unique regional content to celebrate each host city and match venue! Come out and immerse yourself in the local culture and all things rugby at the Fanzones for a once in a lifetime Rugby World Cup experience!
For details: https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/fanzones
For more information about our tour, please visit our East Gardens of the Imperial Palace tour, Facebook, and TripAdvisor page!
(Posted by Tank)