Monthly Archives: May 2014

Spring Conferment

AS20140509001860_commOn 9th May, HIM Emperor Akihito attended the conferment ceremony of Order at Imperial Palace.

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Visit to Children’s Facility

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On 8th May, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko visited the elementary school in Tokyo.

Their Majesties have visited children’s facilities every year around 5th May, the Children’s Day of Japan. However, the official duty will be succeeded by into HIH Crown Prince Naruhito, HIH Crown Princess Masako, HIH Prince Fumihito  and HIH Princess Kiko from next year to reduce the number of Their Majesties’ official duties.

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Imperial Sericulture

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On 2nd May, HIM Empress Michiko put silkworm seed on mulberry trees at the mulberry farm inside Imperial Palace. It is the tradition of Japanese Empress to breed silkworm.

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World Gardening Festival with 10 ambassadors’ Wives

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On 2nd May, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamadonomiya visited The 14th World Gardening Festival with 10 ambassadors’ Wives held in Tokyo.

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