Okinawa Visit


From 26th June to 27th June, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko visited Okinawa Prefecture mainly to commemorate the victims of World War II.

AS20140626004455_commOn 26th June, Their Majesties visited National Okinawa Cemetery for War Dear in Itoman City.

AS20140626004458_commHIM Empress wore the hat with sea hibiscus, the flower which is clustered mainly in Okinawa. Sea hibiscus is also the symbol flower of HIH Princess Kako of Akishinonomiya.


On 27th June, Their Majesties visited the cenotaph for the victims of the tragedy of Tsushima Maru in Naha City. Tsushima Maru was a Japanese passenger/cargo ship that was sunk by the submarine USS Bowfin during World War II, while carrying hundreds of evacuating schoolchildren from Okinawa Prefecture to Kagoshima Prefecture. Their Majesties visited the cenotaph to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragedy.






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7 responses to “Okinawa Visit

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  2. ingesz

    i wonder what are the flower symbol for princess Mako?

    i only knew princess Aiko’s flower symbol is five-leaf Azalea

  3. ingesz

    what about the prince, is there any symbol for the prince? specially prince Hisahito

    • Each member has symbol below;

      Emperor Akihito: Prosperity
      Empress Michiko: White birch

      Crown Prince Naruhito: Japanese cherry birch
      Crown Princess Masako: Rugosa rose
      Princess Aiko: Five-leaf Azalea

      Prince Fumihito: Japanese hemlock
      Princess Kiko: Arctic Iris
      Princess Mako: Lady Banks’ rose
      Princess Kako: Sea hibiscus
      Prince Hisahito: Umbrella pine

      Prince Masahito: Michelia compressa
      Princess Hanako: Rhododendron

      Prince Takahito: Young Japanese cedar
      Princess Yuriko: Paulownia

      Princess Nobuko: Flowering peach trees
      Princess Akiko: Snow
      Princess Yoko: Star

      Princess Hisako: Fan
      Princess Tsuguko: Japanese bush clover
      Princess Noriko: Orchid
      Princess Ayako: Arrowroot

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