The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #201  
Old 10-17-2020, 06:03 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bay Area, United States
Posts: 4,903
On October 17th, the Imperial family attended Kanname-sai at the Three Palace Sanctuaries. Empress Masako entered the Imperial Palace around 8am to change into traditional clothes and hair while Emperor Naruhito and the others arrived after 9am.

Kanname-sai: "In this ceremony held at Kashikodokoro, new crops are offered to the gods as thanks. In the morning, His Majesty the Emperor offers prayers of worship to Ise Shrine at the Shinkaden."

https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e-about/k.../saishi01.html

news24.jp video includes the Mikasa and Takamado princesses

AP Images

NNN screenshots
Click image for larger version

Name:	kannamesai_akishino.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	128.9 KB
ID:	302376

Click image for larger version

Name:	kannamesai_kiko.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	134.2 KB
ID:	302377

Click image for larger version

Name:	kannamesai_kakomako.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	105.0 KB
ID:	302378

Click image for larger version

Name:	kannamesai_yokoakiko.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	77.6 KB
ID:	302379

Click image for larger version

Name:	kannamesai_hisako.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	77.5 KB
ID:	302380

Click image for larger version

Name:	kannamesai_tsuguko.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	81.3 KB
ID:	302381

FNN only has Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Akishino family

In the afternoon of October 17th, Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, Prince Hitachi, Princess Nobuko, Princess Hisako, and Princess Tsuguko attended the funeral of former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa International Convention Center Pamir in Minato, Tokyo. Nakasone died November 29, 2019 at age 101. His taxpayer funded funeral was scheduled for March but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko did not attend. They sent messengers as per custom.

Imperial family pay their respects from 47:45
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #202  
Old 10-21-2020, 05:32 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bay Area, United States
Posts: 4,903
8 Imperial family members attended former PM Yasuhiro Nakasone funeral on October 17 and a FNN article explains Nakasone's connection to the Hitachi, Mikasa, and Takamado branches.

- Prince Hitachi is president of Japan Art Association which hosts the Prince Takamatsu Memorial World Culture Award. Nakasone was an advisor for the award.
- Nakasone chaired the Japan Rose Society, whose honorary president is Princess Nobuko.
- As Prime Minister from 1982-1987, he was a member of the Imperial Household Council to approve the Takamado marriage in 1984.
- Nakasone's son Hirofumi, a member of the House of Councillors, is on the selection committee of the "Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes" annual photo competition where Princess Hisako is honorary president.
- In April 2013, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the "Cherry Blossom Charity Ball" commemorating the 60th anniversary of International Ladies Benevolent Society (ILBS). Nakasone's daughter-in-law Mariko (wife of Hirofumi) is chair of ILBS.
- Grandson Yasutaka Nakasone, a member of the House of Representatives, and Princess Tsuguko are close friends.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #203  
Old 10-22-2020, 07:36 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: St Thomas, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Posts: 2,870
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prisma View Post
8 Imperial family members attended former PM Yasuhiro Nakasone funeral on October 17 and a FNN article explains Nakasone's connection to the Hitachi, Mikasa, and Takamado branches.

- Prince Hitachi is president of Japan Art Association which hosts the Prince Takamatsu Memorial World Culture Award. Nakasone was an advisor for the award.
- Nakasone chaired the Japan Rose Society, whose honorary president is Princess Nobuko.
- As Prime Minister from 1982-1987, he was a member of the Imperial Household Council to approve the Takamado marriage in 1984.
- Nakasone's son Hirofumi, a member of the House of Councillors, is on the selection committee of the "Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes" annual photo competition where Princess Hisako is honorary president.
- In April 2013, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the "Cherry Blossom Charity Ball" commemorating the 60th anniversary of International Ladies Benevolent Society (ILBS). Nakasone's daughter-in-law Mariko (wife of Hirofumi) is chair of ILBS.
- Grandson Yasutaka Nakasone, a member of the House of Representatives, and Princess Tsuguko are close friends.
Fascinating! I've wondered whether decades of being politically sidelined in conjunction with the strictures placed on their daily lives might be impediments to having the type of close relationships with elite social networks which most other royal families around the world enjoy. So there apparently is opportunity to mingle, at the very least, via activities for their charitable engagements.


Quote:
- As Prime Minister from 1982-1987, he was a member of the Imperial Household Council to approve the Takamado marriage in 1984.
I wonder if the legal requirement for the Imperial Household Council to consent to marriages of the princes has ever effectively blocked a marriage, or if family disapproval would be discouraging enough with or without it.


Quote:
- Grandson Yasutaka Nakasone, a member of the House of Representatives, and Princess Tsuguko are close friends.
What are the public's thoughts concerning this friendship? In Norway there has been public critique of the Crown Prince's friendships with politicians, and the Japanese imperial family is expected to be even more apolitical than the Norwegian one.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Imperial Family of Japan Jewellery Josefine Royal Jewels 322 07-27-2020 03:27 AM
Imperial Family of Japan Current Events 2: June 2008 - April 2017 kimebear Imperial Family of Japan 486 05-02-2017 01:30 AM
Imperial Family of Japan: Current Events July 2005 - May 2008 Mandy Imperial Family of Japan 197 06-19-2008 11:28 AM
Imperial Family of Japan: News & Photos III Mandy Imperial Family of Japan 192 07-26-2005 08:35 AM




Popular Tags
abu dhabi althorp american history anastasia anastasia once upon a time ancestry british royals chittagong cht daisy diana princess of wales dragons duke of cambridge dutch dutch royals family life family tree future games haakon vii hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hill history house of glucksburg imperial household intro italian royal family jacobite japan jewellery jumma kids movie king willem-alexander książ castle list of rulers mailing maxima mountbatten nepalese royal jewels norway norwegian royal family prince charles of luxembourg princess ariane princess catharina-amalia princess chulabhorn walailak princess elizabeth princess laurentien princess ribha pronunciation queen louise random facts royal jewels royal marriage royal re-enactments. royal wedding serbian royal family snowdon spain speech spencer family taiwan thailand thai royal family tracts unsubscribe videos wedding gown wittelsbach working royals; full-time royals; part-time royals;


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020
Jelsoft Enterprises
×