Monthly Archives: April 2018

Japan Society

On 18th April, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako attended the ceremony to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Japan Society, the U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan took place in Tokyo.

Photo from Sankei and Mainichi


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Princess Hanako came back

On 18th April, HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi visited the 42nd Asia-Pacific Festival and Charity Bazaar took place in Tokyo.
HIH Princess Hanako had been absent from official duties due to lumbar spondylosis.

Photo from Mainichi and Asahi


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[NEWS]Throne to be used in accession ceremony for new emperor shown to press

Text from Kyodo News

KYOTO – The huge Takamikura throne that will be used in next year’s ceremony to mark Crown Prince Naruhito’s accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne was shown to the press on Tuesday.
The 8-ton, 6.5-meter-high canopied throne, also used in the enthronement rites for three emperors including Emperor Akihito, is expected to be transported from where it is currently kept in Kyoto to Tokyo this summer.
The crown prince will succeed to the throne the day after Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30, 2019.
The Michodai throne, which will be used during the ceremony by the new empress, currently Crown Princess Masako, was built like the Takamikura throne but smaller in size.
The thrones kept at the Shishinden hall of the Kyoto Imperial Palace and unveiled to the media looked faded.
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the thrones will undergo repairs over their damaged lacquer finish and degradation of gold work at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo before the ceremony is held on Oct. 22 next year.
The thrones will be disassembled and loaded onto trucks for transport.

Takamikura at Tokyo Imperial Palace in 1990

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Supporting Aged Blinds

On 16th April, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of National Council of the Homes for the Aged Blind Japan took place in Tokyo.

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Universidad de Salamanca

On 12th April, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the reception to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the establishment of Universidad de Salamanca of Spain took place in Tokyo.
Their Majesties have been to the university twice.

Photo from Asahi


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Seeding Rice

On 11th April, HM Emperor Akihito seeded the rice at the rice field inside Imperial Palace. His Majesty keeps the tradition of growing rice and conducting agricultural ceremonies.

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Maternal, Child Health and Welfare

On 11th April, HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the 50th National Convention of Imperial Gift Foundation Boshi-Aiiku-Kai, the association for Maternal, Child Health and Welfare took place in Tokyo.
HIH Princess Kiko is the President of Boshi-Aiiku-Kai.

Photo from Asahi



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Global Environment Award

On 9th April, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the 27th award ceremony and the reception of The Grand Prize for The Global Environment Award took place in Tokyo.

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Princess Benedikte

On 9th April, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko met with HRH Princess Benedikte of the Kingdom of Denmark at Imperial Residence.

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Supporting earthquake-affeced area

On 4th April, HM Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the concert to support the area affected by Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in 2011 took place in Tokyo.

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