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Imperial Couple visited Prince Mikasa

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On 30th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited St Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo to met with HIH Prince Takahito of Mikasa.
HIH Prince Takahito who is 100 years old has been in the hospital since 16th May due to acute pneumonia and the decline in cardiac function.

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HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa

Photo from Asahi


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New Year’s Greeting

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On 2nd January, HIM Emperor Akihito and the other members of Imperial Family appeared 5 times at People’s Greeting of New Year at Imperial Palace. 82,690 people gathered at Imperial Palace.

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Remembering Prince Katsura

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On 8th June, the memorial service commemorating the 1st anniversary of the death of Prince Yoshihito of Katsura (1948-2014) took place at Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.

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HIH Prince Takahito and HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa, the parents of Prince Katsura

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HIH Princess Akiko and HIH Princess Yoko, the nieces of Prince Katsura

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HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako

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Remembering Prince Tomohito

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On 6th June, the memorial service to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the death of Prince Tomohito (1946-2012) took place at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.

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HIH Prince Takahito of Mikasa, the father of Prince Tomohito

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HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa, the mother of Prince Tomohito

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HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa, the first daughter of Prince Tomohito

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HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa, the second daughter of Prince Tomohito

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HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako

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Ms Sayako Kuroda (Former Princess Sayako), the daughter of Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress

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Ms Noriko Senge (Former Princess Noriko of Takamado), the niece of Prince Tomohito

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Prince Mikasa turned 99

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On 2nd December, HIH Prince Takahito of Mikasa turned 99 years old.
On the occasion of the birthday, Imperial Household Agency released some private photos of HIH Prince Takahito.

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with 3 grand children; HIH Princess Tsuguko of Takamado, Mrs Noriko Senge (former Princess Noriko of Takamado), HIH Princess Ayako of Takamado in Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture

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with HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa and HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado at Mikasanomiya Residence

Photo from Asahi

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Memorial for Prince Katsura

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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.

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HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa

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HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako

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Funeral for Prince Katsura

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On 17th June, the main funeral service for Prince Yoshihito of Katsuranomiya (Prince Katsura) was held at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo. About 560 dignitaries including the members of Imperial Family attended the funeral. In line with custom, Their Majesties did not attend the funeral but sent messengers including the grand steward of the Imperial Household Agency.

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The funeral cortege

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During the ceremony, a eulogy to the late prince was read.
After the messengers from Their Majesties bowed to pay their respects, HIH Princess Akiko went up to the altar and offered a tree branch. HIH Princess Akiko, the niece of Prince Katsura acted out the duty of chief mourner.

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HIH Prince Takahito and HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasanomiya moved to the altar in wheelchairs before standing to pay respects to their son.

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Other attendees including HIH Crown Prince and HIH Crown Princess followed.

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Many people lined up at the cemetery after the ceremony ended as members of the general public were given a chance to pay their respects to the late prince.

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After the funeral, the prince’s body became cremated at the crematorium in Shinjuku Ward before his ashes are interred at a stone chamber next to the resting place of his older brother, Prince Tomohito(1946-2012).

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HIH Princess Akiko at the grave of Prince Katsura

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The Wake for Prince Katsura

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On 15th June, the wake for Prince Yoshihito of Katsuranomiya (Prince Katsura) was held at Akasaka East Residence, the shared facility for Imperial Family.

AS20140615002092_comm Before the wake, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko made a condolence visit to Akasaka East Residence. As customary, Their Majesty refrain from attending the related mourning ceremonies of other members of Imperial Family including the wake.

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AS20140615002836_commHIH Crown Princess Masako and HIH Crown Prince Naruhito

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Memorial Service for Prince Norihito

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On 21st November, the memorial service for Prince Norihito(1954-2002) was held both in Takamadonomiya House and Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery.
Prince Norihito of Takamadonomiya suddenly died due to ventricular fibrillation on 21st November 2002.

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HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasaomiya, the mother of Prince Norihito

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