Emperor Naruhito (right) inherits the imperial regalia. Photo: AFP

A sword, a jewel and a mirror: what are Japan’s Sacred Treasures handed over to Emperor Naruhito?

  • Together, these three items represent the valour, wisdom and benevolence that the emperor displays towards his people
  • No one other than the emperor and the most senior priests of the Shinto religion have ever seen them
Topic |   Royalty

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Emperor Naruhito (right) inherits the imperial regalia. Photo: AFP
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