March 15, 2023
PRESIDENT JOÃO LOURENÇO VISITED THE IMPERIAL PALACE, EXPERIENCED THE TEA CEREMONY, HAD LUNCH IN KYOTO FASHION AND VISITED TWO TEMPLES.
The official visit of the President of the Republic to Japan has come to an end, with today entirely dedicated to contact with the culture of Kyoto, a city considered the center of Japanese tradition.
The journey began with the presidential couple visiting the Sento Imperial Palace and its wide gardens and extensive lakes, marking the passage through the place the moment in which João Lourenço and Ana Dias Lourenço sat on the balcony of one of the secular houses of the property to contemplate the effect of the reflection of the gardens in the waters of the lake.
The traditional tea ceremony followed in the protocol residence where the President was accommodated, guided by masters of this centuries-old ritual of Japanese society and continuous act, a lunch with the most representative samples of local gastronomy.
President João Lourenço arrived at the dining room barefoot, as tradition has followed for generations and generations of diners.