On 15th September, the memorial for Prince Katsura was held at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery. The ceremony commemorated that 100 days had passed since Prince Katsura passed away on 8th June.
HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa
HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako
On 8th June, HIH Prince Yoshihito of Katsuranomiya (Prince Katsura) died of acute cardiac failure. He was 66 years old.
Prince Yoshihito is the second son of HIH Prince Takahito and HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasanomiya.
Prince Yoshihito had been paralyzed from the waist down since suffering a series of strokes in May 1988, and used a wheelchair. Despite his disability, he took an active role in public service, and appeared regularly at award ceremonies, diplomatic events, and as President of various charity organizations. However, he had been hospitalized on and off since 2008 due to blood poisoning.
Activities of His Imperial Highness Prince Katsura (Imperial Household Agency Website)
Personal History of His Imperial Highness Prince Katsura (Imperial Household Agency Website)