The new imperial era of Reiwa,marking the enthronement in2019 of Emperor Naruhito,was named from passages inthe 8th Century Collection of Myriad Leaves,the oldest anthology ofJapanese poetry,and marks a historic crossroads.The passage reads:"It is now the choice month of early spring,the weather is fine, the wind soft.The plum blossoms begin to open." The choice month refers to February,the month of rei,while the softness of wind is wa.Combined in the name of the new era,it conveys an image ofbeautiful harmony in the Japanese language. It also happens tocoincide with the Imperial Hotel's 130th year.Join us here in the making of history. The New Imperial Era, Reiwa,and Our 130th Year

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