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Old 01-06-2010, 09:05 PM
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Thanks so much for the pictures! I believe I spy Princess Hitachi in one of them wearing the Sunburst tiara...
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Crown Princess Masako wore the sunburst tiara
http://www.yuko2ch.net/mako/makok/src/1262358224847.jpg

Princess Hitachi is wearing her pearl topped fringe tiara she wore for the Spanish state visit:
http://www.yuko2ch.net/mako/makok/src/1227503506119.jpg


They do look kind of similar, especially as Princess Hitachi's photographs aren't that close.
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Thanks for that picture of Masako! Those tiaras do look similar from a distance.
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Thank you for sharing the photos of this gala. Too bad Masako couldn't be there.
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More pictures from the gala

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Old 01-15-2010, 01:56 PM
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That's a rather impressive group of tiara-wearing women bowing to the Emperor and Empress in the last Belga photo. I recognize Princess Kiko and Princess Hitachi, but not the others. Are they members of the extended royal family?
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Yes, Ella Key.
There are Princess Mikasa Akiko (the eldest daughter of Pr Mikasa Tomohito) and Princess Takamado Hisako with two her daughters Princess Tsuguko and Princess Noriko.

The waka poems of TIM the Emperor and the Empress are available at Kunaicho web site - here.
You can also watch the last year ceremony of Utakai Hajime (Waka Poems Reading)

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Kyodo News reported HIH Prince Tomohito of Mikasa, a cousin of Emperor Akihito, had entered Kyoundo Hospital in Tokyo on February 2nd for treatment for an irregular heartbeat.
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Prince Mikasa, 94 years old, uncle of Emperor Akihito, was discharged on March 18th from St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo after undergoing cataract surgery for his left eye, the Imperial Household Agency said.
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TIM the Emperor and the Empress hosted the annual spring garden party on in the Akasaka imperial garden in Tokyo's Motoakasaka district on April 15.
The Crown Prince, the prince and princess Akishino, the prince and princess Hitachi, the princess Takamado and the princess Mikasa Akiko were also present.
Some 2,500 people were invited to the garden party hosted by the emperor.

Emperor Akihito talks to Vancouver Olympic medalists during an annual spring garden party - Kyodo
*Pic 1* *Pic 2* *Pic 3* *Pic 4* *Pic 5* *Pic 6* - credits AP, Getty, Reuters
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:55 PM
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Thanks for the photos!
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito appears to enjoy a little chat with Olympic medalists, who looked great in kimonos.
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... with Olympic medalists, who looked great in kimonos.
It's Mao Asada with whom is the Emperor talking.
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Thanks for the additional information!
It was very nice on part of female sportswomen to opt for kimonos, which is a perfect gown for the annual garden party.
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The Prince Mikasa Tomohito heads for Turkey in May

Prince Tomohito, cousin of Emperor Akihito, to make five-day visit to Turkey from May 1st.
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HM the Empress, Princess Kiko, Princess Hitachi Hanako, and Princess Takamado Hisako were present at the national meeting of the Red Cross society in Tokyo on May 12, 2010. - Kyodo
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Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino
and other members of the imperial family visit the refurbished Asahi no
Ma room of the State Guest House's Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on May
30, 2010.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** belga gallery **
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The Imperial family says goodbye to Crown Prince Naruhito at their
residence in Tokyo on June 17, 2010, as he leaves for Sweden to
attend the June 19 wedding ceremony in Stockholm between
Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.


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Has Crown Princess Masako gone with him?
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No, according to the news she did not - otherwise I would have
written that as well - so it seems she won't attend the wedding.
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Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito of Japan, left the St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo June 24th 2010. He had underwent a cataract surgery for his right eye on Wednesday. - Kyodo
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