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Old 09-11-2016, 07:04 AM
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On September 8th, Princess Hanako attended the opening ceremony of the "Japan Ikebana Art Hokkaido Exhibition" in Sapporo, Hokkaido. She is honorary president of the Japan Ikebana Art Association. This is the princess' first public service since hip surgery for osteoarthritis in July.

Video: fnn-news


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Old 10-18-2016, 02:30 AM
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Princess Hanako visited Nagasaki Prefecture October 14-15 to attend the 29th National Health and Welfare Festival Nagasaki tournament's opening ceremony (Nenrinpikku Nagasaki 2016), which is open to players 60 years and older. About 1 million people (players, coaches, etc.) are expected for the four day tournament, ending on the 18th. There are 26 events (table tennis, golf, shogi, etc.) held in 15 cities of the prefecture. The oldest participant is a 100-year-old Go player from Aomori Prefecture.

Source: Sankei

Princess Hanako laid flowers at the atomic bombing monument in Matsuyama-cho, visited the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims, and visited the prefecture museum in Dejima-cho.


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Old 10-20-2016, 02:27 AM
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On October 18th, Prince and Princess Hitachi attended the 28th Praemium Imperiale Awards. This year's winners are:
  • Cindy Sherman, Painting
  • Annette Messager, Sculpture
  • Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Architecture
  • Gidon Kremer, Music
  • Martin Scorsese, Theatre/Film
The 28th Praemium Imperiale Awards Ceremony - Praemium Imperiale

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Many videos:
PraemiumImperiale - YouTube
Praemium Imperiale honors artists | (English)
fnn-news 1, 2

(Skip to 2:50 below for Prince Hitachi handing out the awards)
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:32 PM
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Today, November 22, Prince Hitachi attended the award ceremony of the silk industry contributors in Tokyo:

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Old 11-28-2016, 05:42 AM
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On November 27th, Princess Hanako attended the awards ceremony for an essay contest on animal welfare. There were 28 winners from elementary and junior high schools. The princess is honorary president of the Japan Animal Welfare Society.

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Old 12-15-2016, 02:10 AM
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On December 14th, Prince and Princess Hitachi attended an exhibition of art created by people with disabilities at the Tokyo Arts Theater. The exhibition is in its 35th year and features 152 pieces selected from 1,500 paintings and photographs this year.
fnn-news video, NHK

ETA: two photos at Sankei Imperial Weekly #465
photos 12, 13

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