Princess Takako's 19th birthday photos, 1958: Getty Images
Princess Takako attends a press conference in February 1959 before her 20th birthday
Princess Takako visits Western Japan in 1959: Getty Images
Princess Takako visits Tama Imperial Graveyard on February 22, 1960. Pretty headpiece.
Princess Takako's activities in February 1960 prior to her wedding : shopping, visiting her sister Shigeko Higashikuni and her uncle and aunt, Prince and Princess Takamatsu: Getty Images
Princess Takako during a photo session on February 29, 1960 before her 21st birthday. She looks so lively!
Princess Takako marries Hisanaga Shimazu on March 10, 1960: Getty Images
Takako Shimazu at a charity event on September 11, 1961 in Tokyo:
Takako Shimazu gives birth to a boy in April 1962. Empress Nagako, Crown Prince Akihito, and Crown Princess Michiko visit her at Sanno Hospital: Getty Images
Hanako Tsugaru and her mother (?) visit Takako and Hisanaga Shimazu after the engagement announcement of Hanako and Prince Masahito (aka Prince Hitachi) on March 1, 1964.
Kazuko Takatsukasa, Takako Shimazu and Princess Yasuko of Mikasa at the Imperial Palace after receiving the Order of the Precious Crown on April 29, 1964. (Kazuko and Takako didn't already have it?
Yasuko just turned 20...)