Tag Archives: Prince Masahito

Imperial New Year’s Lectures

as20170111001963_comm

On 11th January,  the members of Imperial Family attended the Ceremony of the Kousho Hajime (Imperial New Year’s Lectures) took place at Imperial Palace.

as20170111001895_comm

This is a ceremony in which Their Majesties and the other members of Imperial Family listen to experts’ explanations in the fields of human, social and natural sciences in their respective field.

as20170111001850_comm

The Ceremony of the Kousho Hajime was instituted in 1869 with a “lecture for the New Year” designed for the enlightenment of studies by Emperor Meiji. In those early days, lectures concentrated on Japanese and Chinese texts, and subsequently came to include western texts. From 1953 the explanations in the above-mentioned three fields came to be instituted.

Photo from Asahi

1 Comment

Filed under 未分類

New Year’s Greeting

as20170102000334_comm

On 2nd January, HM Emperor Akihito and the other members of Imperial Family appeared 5 times at People’s Greeting of New Year at Imperial Palace. About 96,700 people gathered at Imperial Palace.

as20170102000221_comm

as20170102000225_comm

as20170102000321_comm

as20170102000229_comm

as20170102000325_comm

as20170102000230_comm

Photo from Asahi


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

New Year’s Celebration

as20170101000752_comm

On 1st January 2016, the members of Imperial Family attended the Ceremony of New Year’s Celebration took place at Imperial Palace.

as20170101000756_comm

as20170101000744_comm

It is the ceremony that Their Majesties Emperor and Empress receive greetings from the other members of Imperial Family; the Speaker and Vice-Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President and Vice-President of the House of Councillors; Diet members; the Prime Minister; Ministers of State; the Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court; other government officials with Imperial attestation; Administrative Vice-Ministers of Ministries and Agencies and other leading figures of legislative, executive and judicial organs; prefectural governors and chairpersons of prefectural assemblies; and heads of diplomatic missions to Japan and their spouses. This ceremony is considered a state event.

as20170101000749_comm

as20170101000748_comm

as20170101000608_comm

HIH Crown Princess Masako and HIH Princess Aiko also visited Imperial Palace to greet Their Majesties.

as20170101000606_comm

Photo from Asahi


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Celebration of Emperor’s Birthday

as20161223000923_comm

On 23rd December, the members of Imperial Family greeted the people gathered at Imperial Palace to celebrate the His Majesty’s Birthday. 38,588 people visited Imperial Palace and it was the largest number ever since 1989.

as20161223000884_comm

as20161223000945_comm

as20161223000895_comm

as20161223001047_comm

as20161223001048_comm

as20161223000928_comm

as20161223000886_comm

9

On that day, the luncheon to celebrate His Majesty’s Birthday took place at Imperial Palace.

9-2

9-1

prm1612240032-p8

On that day, the tea party with the ambassadors and their spouses also took place at Imperial Palace.

prm1612240032-p3

prm1612240032-p7

Photo from AsahiMainichi and Sankei


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Art Exhibition of Disabled Children

prm1612170020-p12

On 14th December, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the 35th Art Exhibition of Disabled Children took place in Tokyo.

HIH Prince Masahito is the President of Japanese Society for Disabled Children.

prm1612170020-p13

Photo from Sankei

Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Day after the Funeral

as20161105002626_comm

On 5th November, the rite at the grave of late Prince Mikasa took place at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.

as20161105002616_comm

as20161105002624_comm

as20161105002625_comm

as20161105002615_comm

as20161105002607_comm

Previous to the rite, Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress visited the grave of late Prince Mikasa.

as20161105002608_comm

as20161105002610_comm

as20161105002606_comm

as20161105002611_comm

The grave of late Prince Mikasa are open for the general public on 6the and 7th November.

Photo from Asahi


1 Comment

Filed under 未分類

Funeral of late Prince Mikasa

915

On 4th November, the Funeral of late Prince Takahito of Mikasa took place at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo and 582 people attended.

911

Departure from Mikasanomiya Residence

912

914

913

as20161104000812_comm

Arrival at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery

as20161104001032_comm

HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa, the chief mourner

lif1611040019-p3

as20161104001046_comm

as20161104001113_comm

as20161104001128_comm

prm1611050020-p27

prm1611050020-p28

prm1611050020-p29

prm1611050020-p31

prm1611050020-p30

lif1611040043-p1

The funeral site was open to the general public after the funeral

prm1611050020-p34

After the cremation, the rite of burial took place at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery.

prm1611050020-p33

HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa

prm1611050020-p32

HIH Princess Kako of Akishino

prm1611050020-p37

HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi

prm1611050020-p36

Takamado Family

prm1611050020-p35

HIH Princes Hisako of Takamado, the daughter-in-law of late Prince Mikasa

Photo from Asahi, Mainichi and Sankei1,2 and 3


2 Comments

Filed under 未分類

Enshrine the Spirit of late Prince Mikasa

as20161103002750_comm

On 3rd November, the rite of enshrining the spirit of late Prince Mikasa took place at Mikasanomiya Residence.

as20161103002742_comm

as20161103002744_comm

as20161103002743_comm

as20161103002768_comm

Previous to the rite, Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress visited Mikasanomiya Residence.

as20161103002773_comm

as20161103002778_comm

Photo from Asahi


3 Comments

Filed under 未分類

This Week’s Extras

From 23rd October to 24th October, HIH Princess Hisako and HIH Princess Ayako of Takamado visited Iwate Prefecture to attend the closing ceremony of National Sports Festival for Disabled.

On 24th October, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the welcoming reception of the 57th Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad took place in Tokyo.

On 24th October, HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended Festival Latinoamericano 2016 Charity Basaar took place in Tokyo. HIH Princess Hanako is the Honorary President of Japanese and Latin American Women’s Association.

On 25th October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the participants of Seminar on National Government Administration for Senior Officials at Crown Prince Residence.

On 25th October, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the annual banquet of Japan-Sweden Society. HIH Prince Masahito is the Honorary President of Japan-Sweden Society.

On 25th October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the luncheon of the support association of Japan Red Cross Society took place in Tokyo. On that day, HIH Princess Hisako attended the Annual Convention of Japanese Red Cross Society Tokyo Branch. HIH Princess Hisako is the Honorary Vice President of Japanese Red Cross Society.

On 25th October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the commendation ceremony of Japan Women’s Football League took place in Tokyo. HIH Princess Hisako is the Honorary President of Japan Football Association.

On 26th October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the exemplary older people at Crown Prince Residence.

On 26th October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the ambassadors of Republic of Panama, The Republic of the Sudan, Republic of Zambia, Kingdom of Thailand and Republic of South Africa at Crown Prince Residence.

On 26th October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the 35th JAPANTEX2016 took place in Tokyo.

Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Encoffinment of Prince Mikasa

as20161028003825_comm

On 28th October, the rite of placing the body of Prince Mikasa in the coffin took place at Mikasanomiya Residence.

as20161028003833_comm

as20161028004799_comm

as20161028004802_comm

as20161028004806_comm

as20161028004809_comm

Photo from Asahi


2 Comments

Filed under 未分類