Wedding of Princess Noriko

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On 5th October, the wedding of HIH Princess Noriko of Takamado and Mr Kunimaro Senge, the priest of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine was took place at Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture.
HIH Princess Hisako, HIH Princess Tsuguko and HIH Princess Ayako attended the ceremony.
Pursuant to Imperial Household Law, Princess Noriko gave up her title of Princess due to the wedding to a commoner and became Ms Noriko Senge. The reception will be took place on 6th October at the Hotel Ichihata in Matsue City.

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the wedding

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After the wedding, Mr and Ms Senge did media inerview

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Mr and Ms Senge received blessing of children of Taisha Kindergarten

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2 responses to “Wedding of Princess Noriko

  1. Why doesn’t the Japanese Royal Family wear traditional robes as court dress instead of Western clothing?

  2. During Meiji Restration in 1800s, Imperial Family led westernization of Japan to modernize the nation. Empress Shoken(1849-1914) took the initiative in wearing western court dress.
    The protocol established aroud the era still keeps alive.
    Nowadays, Princesses wear this type of traditional court dress only for wedding or enthronement ceremony. Empress and Crown Princess additionally wear the dress for private religious ceremonies.

    You can see a lot of princesses in traditional robes here
    enthronement ceremony of Emperor Akihito in 1990
    [Part3] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gdnhzUaRcw
    [Part4] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhjHV9129XM

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