More photos from their visit to Aichi Expo on July 11, 2005.
All photos from newscom
1-2: waving to well-wishers
3-4: at Swiss pavillion
5-7: German Pavillion
8-9: approaching France and Germany Pavillion
10: Russian Pavillion
Pic #1:AP Photo of the Empress wearing a neck collar to help her relieve pain
Pic #2: Mainichi news
Pic #3:Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko view an exhibit as they visit the Egyptian Pavillion at the 2005 World Exposition on July 11, 2005 in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The emperor and empress are on the first day of a three-day visit to the World Exposition. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
Pic #4: Asahi.com
News about what Princess Sayako will wear for her wedding
On Nov. 12, she is going to wear an 8th century 12 layer Heian kimono to visit the imperial sanctuary and see her parents express her gratitude before the marriage.
On her wedding day Nov 15, she will wear a long evening dress like the one she wore on her engagement ceremony. During the reception at the Tokyo Imperial Hotel, she will just be wearing a kimono to recieve her 150 guests.
Pic #1: from Kunaicho website the middle person wearing the 12 layer kimino is Princess Sayako during the Enthronment Ceremony of Emperor Akihito in 1990
Pic #2: From Yahoo news-Princess Sayako on her engagement day on March 19 2005.
Pic #3: From Corbis of Princess Sayako in a kimono meeting Danish royals at Imperial Palace in Nov, 2004.
Pic #4:From Corbis-Princess Nori, youngest child and only daughter of Japan's Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko, is all caught up in tradition during the time-honored skirt-wearing ceremony, December 17, as she wears a traditional kimono given her by her grandfather, Emperor Hirohito. The ceremony at the Togu Palace, the Crown Prince's residence, marks her "entrance" into her fifth year. December 17, 1973.
Pic #5: From AAP image- The 12-layer traditional formal Japanese royal dress worth 10 million yen (about 90,500 USD) and weighing 18 kilograms (approximately 40 pounds). This dress will be similar to Princess Sayako's.
The Emperor and Empress visited Atsuta Jingu in Aichi Prefecture on July 12, 2005.
Here is link to its website http://www.atsutajingu.or.jp/eng/index.htm
#1: AAP image
#2: Japanese Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko, are led by a Shinto priest during their visit to Atsuta shrine in Nagoya, central Japan, Tuesday, July 12, 2005. The emperor and empress are in Nagoya to tour the Aichi World Expo at Nagakute, central Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
#3: FNN news
#4: NHK news
#5: Mainichi news
The Emperor and Empress continue their visit to the Aichi Expo on July 12, 2005.
Pic #1: newscom-visiting Central Japanese Railway Co's linear car pavillion
Pic #2: newscom-Singapore pavillion
Pic #3: Mainichi news
The Emperor and Empress strolling around Aichi Expo on July 13, 2005.
Pic #1:Newscom photo-Emperor Akihito (2nd from L) and Empress Michiko (R, front) walks on the global Loop main road at the 2005 World Exposition in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, on July 13. (Kyodo)
Pic #2:mainichi news
Pic #3:ANN News
Expo visit on July 13, 2005
Pic 1-3 and 5 From newscom
#1: Canada Pavillion
#2-3: Chinese Pavillion
#4: From mainichi news of them at the Chinese Pavillion
#5: At the pavillion of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society
Visiting Iceland's Prime Minister Halldor Asgrimsson talks with Japanese Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo July 14 2005. Asgrimsson is now here on a week-long visit to Japan to attend the national day ceremony of the 2005 World Expo Aichi.
#1-2:Photos from Reuters
#3: AAP image