Princess gives campus the royal treatment By Mari Sasano
January 23, 2006 - Emphasizing the importance of building relationships between cultures, between universities and between one other, University of Alberta students were treated today to a visit from Princess Hisako Takamado of Japan.
The visit also marked her "virtual debut," networking with students and faculty members at the universities of British Columbia, Calgary, Toronto and Victoria.
Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor to welcome HIH Princess Takamado of Japan
TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - The Hon. James K. Bartleman will officiallywelcome Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan to Ontario, upon herarrival for a private call at the Lieutenant Governor's Suite at Queen's Parkon Thursday 26 January at 10:30 AM.
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His Honour the Honourable James K. Bartleman
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan
Arrival of HIH Princess Takamado for a private call
Thursday 26 January / 10:30 AM
The Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Legislative Building, Queen's Park
HIH Princess Takamado is visiting Toronto for the official opening of The Prince Takamado Gallery of Japan at the Royal Ontario Museum, named in honourof her late husband.
NOTE: Media must obtain a media pass from the Press Gallery Steward inRoom 386 of the Legislative Building before arriving at the LieutenantGovernor's Suite by 10:20 AM.
For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Tel. (416) 909-7552, www.lt.gov.on.ca
Maple Leaf Martinis hit Tokyo
....................The event, set for Feb. 10 in Tokyo, is the most anticipated function of the year for Canadians living in Japan and friends of our country. Princess Takamado, Joseph Caron, Canada's ambassador to Japan and his wife Kumru Caron, are merely a handful of the luminaries expected to attend the Maple Leaf Ball. http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/...10763-sun.html
..............In the group who went on to an early showing of Clif's annual Christmas exhibit at the Tolman Collection was the lovely, lovely Princess Takamado. The young widow also brightened the 60th anniversary of the Foreign Correspondents' Club late last month at the Tokyu Capitol Hotel............. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/...20051217jr.htm
Princess Takamado of Japan and William Thorsell, CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum, tour the Prince Takamado Gallery of Japan named in honour of her late husband, a former Queen's student who died in 2002. The gallery of Japanese ceramics, prints and other objects officially opened last night with a gala and traditional tea ceremony. Jan/27/2006
Princess Hisako's daughter,Princess Tsuguko became 20years old today.
She is currently studying at the University of Edinburgh,
and to attend cerebrations for her,she She returned home to Japan on March 3.
1and2:After returning to Japan,she visited her father,Prince Takamado's grave.
3:with her mother
（1~3 from TBS news)
4:from FNN news
Princess Tsuguko returned to Japan to attend the Coming of Age ceremony.
#1: Photo from Kunaicho website taken on March 3rd of Princess Hisako and Princess Tsuguko viewing some photo albums
#2: Kyodo news-taken at the Takamado residence
#3: FNN news video- http://meta.cdn.yahoo-streaming.jp/c...1&media=wm300k
Below is a photo from Yomiuri news of Prince and Princess Takamado leaving the hospital with their newborn, Princess Tsuguko on March 14, 1986.
Speech by His Excellency Mr. Sadaaki Numata Ambassador of Japan On the Occasion of the Official Opening Dinner of The Prince Takamado Gallery of Japan at the Royal Ontario Museum January 26, 2006 Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado,
Mr. William Thorsell, Director & the CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum
Mr. David Palmer, President & Executive Director of the ROM Foundation,
Mr. Jim Temerty, Chair of the ROM Governors, President of Northan Power,
Mr. Jack Cockwell, Chair of the ROM Trustees,
Mrs. Deanne Orr, Co-Chair of the Bishop White Committee,
Mrs. Pauline Lewis, Co-Chair of the Bishop White Committee,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a great honour and privilege for me to join this commemorative grand opening of the Prince Takamado Gallery of Japan at the Royal Ontario Museum, graced by the presence of Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado.
I would like, first of all, to express my deep respect and gratitude to the Royal Ontario Museum, the ROM Foundation and the Bishop White Committee for having created this magnificent gallery where more than 5,000 Japanese works of art are exhibited.I would also like to thank the Japanese and Canadian business communities, without whose generous donations this would not have been realized.
When I came here in April last year, I wore a hard hat and a special pair of boots to see the gallery under construction.I am very happy to see the gallery completed today, and look forward to seeing the majestic beauty of Renaissance ROM in its entirety.
Culture is like a magnet that draws people together.I have been happy to see a number of Canadians taking an active interest in traditional Japanese culture such as tea ceremony, Ikebana and Bonsai.Manychildren in primary and secondary schools are attracted to the Japanese language through manga and anime.I am sure that the permanent exhibition of Japanese arts in this gallery will stimulate the interest of a broad cross-section of Canadians in the culture, history, society and other aspects of Japan, and thus help widen the circle of mutual understanding and friendship between our two peoples.
We all recall with fondness and respect the very active and important role that His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado played in bridging Japan and Canada.We all look forward to keeping his memory alive through the activities of this gallery and building many more bridges between our tow peoples.
I would like to conclude my remarks by expressing my appreciation once again to all the people who have made this opening possible.I would also like to say how grateful we all are to Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado for building on the valuable work of the late Prince and being with us on this important occasion.Thank you.
Miguel Zugaza (L), Museo del Prado director, delivers a speech as Japanese Princess Takamado (R) listens during the opening ceremony of the 'Masterpieces of the Museo del Prado' exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Friday 24 March 2006. Some 81 paintings from the Museo del Prado, mainly from Spain, Italy, and Flanders of the 16-18 centuries are presented in this exhibition that will open its doors on March 25 until June 30.
I know this was awhile back, but what does the Coming of Age mean for a member of the Imperial Family? In the case of Princess Tsuguko, who had her Coming of Age Ceremony last March, does it mean she will now have official duties? Do boys and girls have different age requirement for this ceremony? In the case of Princess Tsuguko, 20, but for CP Naruhito, 18 (if I remember correctly)?
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I have just "unearthed' from the Net that Princess Hisako of Takamado wrote children's two books - 1) Katie and the Dream Eater 2) Lulie the Iceberg, which I believe were published in 1996 and 1998.
This is so amazing! The 2nd book has a tie-up with UNICEF and was adapted into a play in Japan and Canada.
Has anyone read/come across them or or seen the play (I know they're for kids, but still....)?
Just found some pics of the books she wrote
#1: Lulie the Iceberg (info about the book from smarter-Lulie is a very brave iceberg with the warmest of hearts. In this enchanting tale, Lulie makes the extraordinary voyage from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Filled with brilliant and imaginative illustrations, "Lulie" is an inspiring story of courage and compassion.)
#3: A book published of their visit to Korea and it's the first diary published of a visit by Imperial Family members to Korea (it has photos and diaries of their visit there in 2002)
Below is link to see parts of the English version of the book (Lulie the Iceberg) inside and some info about Princess Hisako- from what I saw she wrote this book especially to her 3 daughters and all the children of the world http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1568...=1#reader-page