The palace viewing area was huge. We got there a little bit early for the 3: 20 address, so we stood around under our umbrellas and tried to stay dry while jockying for a spot where we could actually see the Emperor. The crowd grew steadily, and it seemed like all of the tall people with golf umbrellas chose to stand in front of us. Of course.
The palace and reviewing area where we waited for the Emperor in the rain.