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Old 11-28-2011, 11:12 AM
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HIH the Princess Mako has visited Emperor Jimmu's memorial shinto shrine in Nara pref. to report her coming of age to the first Emperor of the Japanese Imperial dynasty and founder of the state. - November 26, 2011

**Pic 1** **Pic 2** **Pic 3** **Pic 4** - screen captures NHK
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Thanks for the updates!
Princess Mako looked lovely. I wonder whether or not she is going to pose in her special furisode for Seijin no Hi.
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... I wonder whether or not she is going to pose in her special furisode for Seijin no Hi.
We have to wait until the second Monday of January and see.
I believe, she will.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:01 AM
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TIH the Prince and the Princess Akishino and their eldest daughter Princess Mako have introduced the Ambassadors of 12 countries (among them Kenya nd Ghana) to the traditional Japanese duck 'hunting' at Chiba pref. on November 29th, 2011.
The hunter has to try to catch a wild duck with his bare hands, which is quite a challenge. The ducks are to be 'pardoned and released' after the hunting. The Japanese believe, the ducks will fly away and take all the troubles and sorrows with them.

**Pic 1** **Pic 2** - 47news.jp

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The Princess Mako will take her full-time official engagements as a member of Imperial family from April 16, 2012, after finishing her degree at the university, IHA says.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:07 AM
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Thanks for the updates!
It is great that Princess Mako is joining the Japanese Imperial family as a full time member.
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Princess Mako wearing kimono

Princess Kako wearing kimono
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The princesses look wonderful in their kimonos.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:16 PM
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Princess Kiko with little Mako

Princess Mako grown up
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TIH the Prince Akishino, the Princess Kiko, the Princesses Mako and Kako and the Prince Hisahito entering the Imperial palace to take part in the traditional New Year photoshoot on December 12th, 2011.

**Pic** - Asahi
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TIH the Prince Akishino, the Princess Kiko, the Princesses Mako and Kako and the Prince Hisahito entering the Imperial palace for the annual Imperial family luncheon on December 27th, 2011.
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I was just asking if there were anymore pictures of the imperial family going to the luncheon! Thanks for posting them-
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Thank you for these wonderful Hisahito pix ! Cuter every time !
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:46 PM
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Princess Kako turns 17

HIH the Princess Akishino-no-miya Kako, the youngest daughter of the Prince and the Princess Akishino, turns 17 years old on December 29th, 2011.
No official photosession for the princess, since she is not a child of monarch or of heir to the throne.
I like this recent photo of the sweet young Princess a lot.

Princess Kako and her parent attend Prince Hisahito's kindergarten on Culture Day - November 3rd, 2011.
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Thanks for the photo!
The Akishino family truly enjoyed the visit.
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TIH the Princesses Mako and Kako at annual New Year photosession - January 1st, 2012

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HIH the Prince Hisahito at annual New Year photosession

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**Pic 4** - Her Majesty the Empress interacts with her youngest grandchild
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Always lovely to see Hisahito ! Thanks so much Kasumi !
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OMGOSH! He is too adorable!
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OMGOSH! He is too adorable!

He really is! And something about him suggests he has a mischievous streak.


His older sisters look so grown-up; just lovely.
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HIH the Princess Kako of Akishino and her parents TIH the Prince & Princess Akishino at the preview of the documentary film about Japanese wild nature preservation in Tokyo on January 25th, 2012.

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