Photos of the daughters of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako from Corbis
#1: The Three Daughters of Japan's Emperor and Empress. Tokyo, Japan. Recent photo of the three young daughters of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako Kuni. Left to right: Princess Atsuko Yorinomiya, who was born March 7, 1931; Princess Kasuko Takanomiya, born Sept. 30, 1929; and Princess Shigeko Terunomiya, born Dec. 6, 1925. Another daughter, Princess Tachiko Hisa, born Dec. 10, 1927, died March 7, 1928. Photo taken on Feb 23, 1933.
#2: Barefoot Princess. Tokyo, Japan: Princess Kazuko Take, 19-year-old third daughter of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako, sweeps her own room. She moved from the Imperial Palace to the residence of the former Grand Chamberlain Saburo Hyakutake to learn all about housekeeping. June 29, 1948.
#3: Emperor's Daughter Weds Commoner. Tokyo, Japan: Emperor Hirohito's eldest single daughter, Princess Taka, 19, and 27-year-old commoner Toshimichi Takatsukasa were married by seven Shinto priests, May 20, at a private family wedding attended by Emperor Hirohito and the Empress Nagako (right). Ceremony was held in the Western-style Tokyo residence of Prince Takamatsu, brother of the Emperor. Groom is a collector at the Government Railway Museum, Tokyo. May 20, 1950.
#4: Japanese Princess Becomes Commoner. Tokyo, Japan: Seen after a centuries-old wedding ceremony held at the stately Korin Mansion here are, (left to right), newlywed former Princess Suga of Japan, who now becomes plain Mrs. Takako Shimazu. Her parents Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako, and the bridegroom, Hisanaga Shimazu, a commoner bank employee. The 21-year-old youngest daughter of the Emperor and Empress thus left behind the stilted, ritualistic imperial court to become a commoner housewife who will live with her mother-in-law.
#1: Nov 17, 1952.-Prince Akihito celebrating his 18th birthday after inheriting the title of being the Crown Prince of Japan
#2: April 4, 1953.-Prince Akihito ready to leave for a world tour
#3: Oct 15, 1953.- The family gathers after the Prince Akihito returns from the world tour
#4: Jan 2, 1969.-New Years Greeting
#1 (from left) Empress Shoken, Empress Teimei, Empress Kojun, Empress Michiko.
#2 Empress Kojun
#3 Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun
#4 Prince and Princess Chichibu
#5 Prince and Princess Higashi-fushimi (the center)
#6 family of Prince Nashimoto
#7 Prince Komatsu
they are sons of Prince Kunie Fushimi ;
#1 Prince Fushimi
#2 Prince Kitashirakawa (from Mainichi news)
#3 Prince Komatsu
#5,6 Prince and Princess Higashi-fushimi. maybe, taken on the occasion of a British king's coronation.
She was born in 1903 as the 2nd daughter of Prince Kaya, she is empress Kojun(mother of the present Emperor) cousin.
and she married the prince Yamashina in 1922, but she and her baby died of the big earthquake that occurred on Tokyo in 1923.
it was a great shock to prince as husband, he couldn't attend official events after that. it is sad story...
#1. Her childhood 1910s. #2. with her cousin, princess Satoko Kuni(aunt of the present Emperor). 1920s #3. Her wedding day, wearing the traditional dress at July 19, 1922.
* old pictures of Princes Yamashina *
they are younger brother of Princess Sakiko Kaya's husband.
#4. Prince Yoshimaro Yamashina (1900-1989) in 1920s #5,6. at interview in 1972 from Yomiuri news
He set up Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, it is where princess Nori(princess Sayako) worked. He very poured his fortune for ornithology, and he received the 4th Delacour Medal, sometimes called the Nobel Prize of ornithology in 1977.
#7. Prince Fujimaro, Hagimaro, Shigemaro Yamashina in 1920s
Prince Fujimaro Yamashina(L, 1905-1978) he graduated not from Gakushuin university made for the imperial family, but from Tokyo university for the first time as prince. it was good news because this university is very renowned.
Prince Shigemaro Yamashina(R, 1908-1947) married a marquis Hosokawa's daughter, She is Princess Yasuko Mikasa's husband's aunt.the genealogy of the Imperial family is very complicated, so I often get confused... ＠＿＠
their mother, Princess Hisako Yamashina's photo is in the link at #9
pictures of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko's children
(prince Naruhito, prince Akishino and princess Sayako's childhood)
#1 wears traditional clothes and holds the ceremony.
#2 smiles at the Osaka expo.
#3 did handicraft.
#4 hears the sound of a violin.
#5 wears the school uniform, on flowerbed.
#6 puts the school hat on a younger brother.
#7 princes talks together, looking at an album.
#8 with their grandparents, Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun. the portrait of the family in 1980
Takako Shimazu, second from left, formerly Princess Suga, the youngest daughter of Japan's Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako, and her husband Hisanaga Shimazu, left, a bank clerk, laugh during a news conference following their wedding ceremony in Tokyo in this March 10, 1960 photo. Princess Sayako, niece of Takako and the only daughter and the youngest child of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, will be the first princess to abandon her royal status in 45 years when she weds Tokyo city bureaucrat Yoshiki Kuroda Tuesday, Nov. 15.