National holiday - Emperor day - January 3

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Genshisai - Shinto festival of the origins (of the imperial family line)

1 month 3 day - 3 January

The day of restoration of imperial rule - January 3, 1868

Ceremony and bugaku performance at Itsukushima shrine, Atsuta shrine etc.

Genshisai. This ceremony at the imperial palace celebrates the headquarters and origin of the Imperial Throne at the start of the new year. The prosperity of the nation and the people are also prayed for at the Imperial Palace Sanctuaries.

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