Another set of childhood photos from Yomiuri news
#1: Aug. 30, 2005
#2: With her brother Prince Aya in April, 1984.
#3: 1yrs old
#4: Performing traditional Japanese dance
#5: Going hiking for the first time when she was 6
#6: from Jan. 2001
Sayako Kuroda (the former Princess Sayako) performed her first duty after marriage on Nov. 21, 2005 to visit the Takamado residence in memory of the late Prince Takamado who passed away 3 years ago in 2002.
The late Prince Takamado passed away on Nov. 21, 2002.
This is quite unexpected from the newlyweds to make public / media appearance, but i'm glad they did. the people would not want their 'princess' to dissapear, right?
only i had hoped they would show affection more, just simple things, like holding hands, etc. they seem like sweet couple and i hope for happy marriage!
I add couple more from polfoto : Polfoto 23-11-2005 Newly wed couple, Mr. Yoshiki Kuroda, left, and Mrs. Sayako Kuroda who is a former princess Sayako, only daughter of Emperor and Empress, visit Shinjuku Gyoen, Tokyo on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005.
Strolling among the roses in a central Tokyo park, Sayako and Yoshiki Kuroda look like any Japanese newlyweds enjoying the early days of their marriage. But for the former princess life could not be further removed from the cloistered world she knew up until her wedding a week ago...
#1: JIJI press- Sayako Kuroda and her husband being placed on some traditional Japanese art
#2: FNN news- report says that Princess Sayako formally paid a visit to the Emperor and Empress in the afternoon returning to the Imperial Residence on Dec. 8, 2005. Her husband Yoshiki Kuroda, Prince Naruhito, Princess Masako, Prince Akishino, and Princess Kiko joined them for dinner during the evening.
#3-4: Newscom-Japan's traditional doll maker Kyugetsu employee in a kimono dress displays wooden battledores or Hagoita decorated with Japanese Princess Sayako and her husband Yoshiki Kuroda and a mammoth with a robot at the World Expo Aichi for this year's newsmakers at the company's showroom in Tokyo, 06 December 2005.
'Love' chosen as Chinese character of the year
The Chinese character for "love" was chosen in an annual poll as best representing 2005, during which the international community reached out to victims of natural calamities and Japan celebrated the marriage of the emperor's daughter, a Kyoto-based association to promote the use of kanji announced Monday........ http://asia.news.yahoo.com/051212/kyodo/d8eem8cg0.html
Sayako Kuroda (the former Princess Nori) and her husband Yoshiki Kuroda arrived at the residence of the former Princess Takamatsu on Nov. 18, 2005 to attend a memorial service of Princess Takamatsu who passed away one year ago.
Japan's top 2005 stories: Princess Sayako weds, embarks on commoner's life
A congratulatory mood prevailed throughout Japan in November as Princess Sayako, the only daughter of Emperor Akihito, married 40-year-old Tokyo Metropolitan Government employee Yoshiki Kuroda.
The wedding, held at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on Nov. 15, marked the first marriage of a daughter of the Emperor to a commoner in 45 years since Princess Takako (Takako Shimazu), the fifth daughter of the late Emperor Hirohito...........* This story was selected by the MSN-Mainichi Daily News editorial team in 7th place on the list of Japan's top 10 stories for 2005. http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/nation...na039000c.html