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Old 07-02-2012, 03:57 PM
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A girl from the former nobility, Hatsuko Kitashirakawa, who was rumoured to be Akihito´s bride in 1958. At the time, Akihito and Michiko already knew each other. In August 1958, the IHA gave the o.k. to their marriage, after checking Michiko´s family background.

Crown Prince Akihito and Miss Michiko Shoda at the tennis court
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Akihito and Michiko as young couple

Then-Crown Princess Michiko with little Naruhito
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Then-Crown Princess Michiko with little Sayako, sleeping

The queen meets then-Crown Prince Akihito and then-Crown Princess Michiko with their three children

Empress Michiko with her harp
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:56 PM
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Thank you so much for posting these videos and photos - I never tire of seeing the Emperor and Empress and these images are fascinating!
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:58 PM
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http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7...na0vo1_500.jpg i love this pic
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:01 PM
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Then-Crown Princess Michiko
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Then-Crown Princess Michiko with fourteen-month-old Naruhito
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Then-Crown Prince Akihito and then-Crown Princess Michiko with Princes Naruhito and Fumihito, 1965
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Then-Crown Princess Michiko with baby Fumihito

Princes Naruhito and Fumihito 1965

Then-Crown Princess Michiko with little Sayako 1971

Then-Crown Prince Akihito and then-Crown Princess Michiko with little Sayako in the seventies

Then-Crown Princess Michiko with little Sayako 1981

An interesting pic of Crown Princess Michiko on a bicycle. The man before her who carries little Naruhito could be her father but I am not sure.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:33 PM
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:58 PM
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Akihito and Michiko as young couple
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:24 PM
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the seaside

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko: It´s important to be neat!
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko: enthronement ceremony
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:01 PM
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Then-crown princess Michiko in white
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ChiaraC, thank you for all these lovely photos of the Emperor and Empress! I especially like the one at the seaside :-)
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Older pictures of the Imperial Couple.

ChiaraC--thank you for the pictures. Some of them do tell a story. The picture of the then-Crown Prince and Princess with Sayako in the mid-seventies going to a shrine looks striking because it shows how fatigued and distressed Michiko looks (sorry for the mis-spellings). Were the seventies worse for her than earlier?
I also love the picture of little Sayako lying with her head on her mothers lap with her dog and doll on the bench. Very cute.
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Thank you for your kind words, Lee-Z and mjkimura1976! I agree, the pic at the seaside is really charming!

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ChiaraC--thank you for the pictures. Some of them do tell a story. The picture of the then-Crown Prince and Princess with Sayako in the mid-seventies going to a shrine looks striking because it shows how fatigued and distressed Michiko looks (sorry for the mis-spellings). Were the seventies worse for her than earlier?
Not that I know of. The bullying she had to suffer from must have always been pretty much the same, according to reports. But maybe at some point the “always the same” simply began to wear her out? I mean, Michiko (incidentally, very much like Masako) must have felt that she was “born to succeed” before she married into the imperial family. One of her teachers told her once: “Your only fault is that you have none.” She had been somewhat of a star among her classmates, and basically, seemed to “have it all”. I am sure that, after the wedding, when she found that her mother-in-law did not take kindly to her, she did not give up easily but thought that if she´d but be kind and patient and bear sons, things would get better for her in time. Maybe it was during the seventies that she began to understand that nothing would really change for her as long as she was crown princess, that there was nothing she could do but wait...
But that´s just a guess, of course.

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Yes, I would like to thank ChiaraC for posting all these lovely photos, which are so interesting and wonderful to see.
Empress Michiko has always been such a tremendously beautiful woman and she continues to be even now after all these years of the heavy burdens she has carried. Her beauty is not just skin deep or related solely to her exquisite clothes - her beauty has a purity about it, n inner beauty that exudes on the outside.
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The following is the entry containing various photos of Empress Michiko

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Here are some regal shots of the Emperor, Empress, and friends...
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Indeed, those are some of the most beautiful pictures of Empress Michiko
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Yes, I would like to thank ChiaraC for posting all these lovely photos, which are so interesting and wonderful to see.
Empress Michiko has always been such a tremendously beautiful woman and she continues to be even now after all these years of the heavy burdens she has carried. Her beauty is not just skin deep or related solely to her exquisite clothes - her beauty has a purity about it, n inner beauty that exudes on the outside.
You are very welcome, and I quite agree!

Crown Princess Michiko in kimono

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Asahi opened their photo archives for the May 1962 Kumamoto visit of their Majesties (then Crown Prince/Princess).
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Asahi gallery of 1989-1990 when Emperor Showa died to Emperor Akihito's enthronement. Not sure how long these photos will be available.
Asahi's gallery of the 1962 Kumamoto visit now requires membership/subscription when you click to enlarge the thumbnails.
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