His Imperial Highness Prince Chichibu (Yasuhito) was born in 1902,
the second son of Emperor Taisho. His given name was Yasuhito,
while his personal title for the young menbers was Prince Atsu.
Prince Chichibu married Setsuko Matsudaira,
first daughter of the late Tsuneo Matsudaira, on 28 September 1928.
Prince Chichibu was an active promoter of international goodwill,
serving in such positions as Honorary President of both the Japan-British Society and the Swedish Society of Japan.
Prince Chichibu was also widely renowned among the people of Japan
as the "sporting Prince" due to his efforts to promote skiing,
rugby and other sports.
Prince Chichibu passed away on 4 January 1953.
Her Imperial Highness Princess Chichibu (Setsuko) was born on 9 September 1909,
the eldest daughter of the late Tsuneo Matsudaira.
In addition to her official duties at the palace,
Princess Chichibu supported the activities of a number of groups in various fields, including international goodwill, health, sports and scholarship.
She was particularly involved for many years with the activities of the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association in her position as President.
Princess Chichibu passed away on 25 August 1995.
Among the prominent people- in the world of affairs
who are enjoying a stay at the beautiful Hot Springs in Virginia are
the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his wife, Madame T. matsudaira with their daughters.
this photo shows the Ambassador, his wife, Masako,12, and Setsuko, 6 on the lawn at the Homestead, Hot Springs, VA. (4/2/1926)
Photo shows the Japanese Ambassador and his family as they visited the cherry trees in Potomac Park.
The trees were the gift of the late Japanese Emperor to the American people.
This is the first picture of the Ambassadors family (together) in some time.
The oldest daughter, Setssu, will soon become the bride of the present Japanese Emperor's brother.
Left to right Ambassador Matsudaiva, his daughter Setsuko, Matsudaira, Masako and Jiro. (April 9, 1928)
Their weddings were held on September 28, 1928.
3: on thier wedding day,in western clothes.I love her dress:)
4&5: on thier wedding day,in traditional Japanese Imperial robes
6:Princess Setsuko's official portrait