TOKYO -- A crowd of around 119,000 people gathered Sunday to hail Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako as they took part in an enthronement parade that was delayed by a strong typhoon in October.
Naruhito ascended the throne in May, after his father, Emperor Akihito, became the first Japanese emperor to abdicate in more than 200 years.
Naruhito's enthronement ceremony was held in October.
Below are photographs from the ceremony and related events.
A boy waves a Japanese flag as people wait for the start of the parade held to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo.
A women goes through a security check ahead of the parade.
A dog is decked out in a paper fan near the parade route.
The emperor and empress stand at the entrance to the Imperial Palace before the enthronement parade.
The emperor and empress leave the Imperial Palace.
The Imperial motorcade makes its way along the parade route.
The Imperial couple smiles to well-wishers on the street.
People watch the Imperial procession on a large-screen TV in Tokyo.
People wave flags as they wait for the emperor and empress to pass.
The emperor and empress wave as they move along the parade route.
The Imperial couple arrives at Akasaka Palace.