Foreign News: Palace of Awe'

His Majesty the Tenno Hirohito proceeded amid pomp with his entire Court, last week, to the so-called "Palace of Awe," a shrine especially favored by the spirits of all his imperial ancestors. There he announced to them that on Nov. 10, 1928, he proposes to be officially crowned at Kyoto. Lest any of the august ancestors should not have heard him at the "Palace of Awe," Tenno Hirohito thereupon despatched messengers in quaint, medieval costumes to all the imperial tombs. Soon the revered occupants had no excuse whatever for ignorance of the intentions...

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