I was recently reading a book about Japan history and I found some really nice information about the Imperial jewels.
It did motivate me to share it with you so after a bit more research I came up with this:
No visit to any capital in the world is complete without seeing the country’s crown jewels. A famous example would be the Tower of London and its wonderful treasures! Kept safe behind tick glass casings, they intrigue and fascinate visitors who admire those golden treasures that make up a nation’s objects of royalty.
But out of all those majestic nations that have preserve the kingship lineage or that still preserve some kind of historical ties to royalty, one exception prevail Japan! There were never a visit in Japan that could have brought you to even think about seeing the relics of the emperor of Japan. You could still see from a far distance, the place holding those wonderful object but you will never even set a foot in the vicinity of the building.
Don’t be worry if I sound harsh, not even the emperor him self has seeing those object at lest not since the 12th century. Object that should be presented to him on is enthronement lay unseen and undistributed for 1000s of years, wrapped in many layers of cloths to be then stored in boxes.
Even if those items have not seeing the light for so long they have played an incredibly important role in Japan. They are symbols of the power of the emperor of Japan; the mirror, the jewels and the famous sword.
Maybe one day we will have the chance to finally see them back as a wonderful token of Japanese history.
Found this wonderful picture of the Tokyo Imperial palace
Hoped you liked this funny historical fact about the Imperial Jewels of Japan