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Old 10-02-2018, 12:34 AM
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On October 1st, Princess Hisako and Princess Ayako attended the opening ceremony of the Heart Sutra at the Daikaku-ji Temple in Kyoto. According to tradition, Japan suffered a serious plague and Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi suggested Emperor Saga (786 - 842) personally copy the Buddhist document. Emperor Saga did and the epidemic ended.

The Heart Sutra is displayed to the public once every 60 years and is kept at the Shingyōden hall of the temple. The handwritten sutra will be open until November 30th.

Source: Mainichi, NHK videos

I took some screenshots. Hoping better photos turn up later.
https://twitter.com/ImperialJPNfan/s...79207010689025
https://twitter.com/ImperialJPNfan/s...79209766350848


On October 2nd, Princess Hisako, Princess Ayako, and Noriko Senge attended the opening ceremony of Princess Hisako's Netsuke photo exhibition at the JCII Photo Salon in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. Princess Hisako has been involved in photography since university; the exhibition features 48 photos of Netsuke.

Good to see Noriko!

Photos: Jiji, Kyodo
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DoehpSBWkAAm-OP.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DoehqjtXUAA-xN6.jpg

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https://twitter.com/FNN_News/status/1047062180372389888
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:21 AM
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More photos from Sankei Imperial Weekly #559:

Princesses Hisako and Ayako attended the opening ceremony of the Heart Sutra at the Daikaku-ji Temple in Kyoto on October 1st:
https://www.sankei.com/images/news/1...050004-p11.jpg
https://www.sankei.com/images/news/1...050004-p12.jpg
https://www.sankei.com/images/news/1...050004-p13.jpg
https://www.sankei.com/images/news/1...050004-p15.jpg

Princess Hisako's Netsuke photo exhibition on October 2nd:
https://www.sankei.com/images/news/1...050004-p24.jpg
https://www.sankei.com/images/news/1...050004-p25.jpg
https://www.sankei.com/images/news/1...050004-p27.jpg
https://www.sankei.com/images/news/1...050004-p29.jpg
https://www.sankei.com/images/news/1...050004-p31.jpg

Princess Hisako visited Fukui Prefecture October 3-5 for the 73rd National Sports Festival. She attended football, basketball, rifle shooting, bowling, volleyball, and golf competitions.

Sources: fukuishimbun, fukuishimbun2, fukuishimbun3

http://fki.ismcdn.jp/mwimgs/8/4/600m...4cbf253946.jpg
https://twitter.com/kuzuryuugawa/sta...73549550735362
https://twitter.com/SgKIYTN6L3OgGAv/...66504399908864
https://twitter.com/SgKIYTN6L3OgGAv/...54819266146304

Princess Ayako visited Fukui Prefecture October 4-5 for the 73rd National Sports Festival. She attended field hockey and visited Kitamaebune Ship Museum on the 4th; she will visit Echizen lacquerware cooperative and watch climbing and soft tennis competitions on the 5th.

Photos from October 4:
https://fki.ismcdn.jp/mwimgs/9/9/-/i...8ff3527609.jpg
https://fki.ismcdn.jp/mwimgs/6/b/600...d146f36720.jpg
https://fki.ismcdn.jp/mwimgs/4/3/-/i...47c1444709.jpg

ETA: Photos from October 5: Echizen Lacquerware Cooperative gifted Princess Ayako bowls, chopsticks, and glasses for her marriage.
http://fki.ismcdn.jp/mwimgs/c/f/-/im...914c370257.jpg
https://fki.ismcdn.jp/mwimgs/1/2/-/i...3dd7372119.jpg
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:35 AM
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Princess Hisako visited Kagawa Prefecture October 6-7 for the 30th National "Towns under the Starry Sky, Towns under the Blue Sky" Conference. She also visited Takamatsu City Children's Science Museum.
Photos from October 6: Mainichi, Asahi, shikoku-np.co.jp


On October 6th, Princess Tsuguko attended the 60th All Japan Hospital Association conference held at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba.
Photo: https://www.facebook.com/mimeiokina/...82194495227940


Back on June 13th, Princess Tsuguko was a guest speaker at a special youth session held at University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus. The session was organized with the cooperation of UNiTe, the EMPOWER Project, and the University of Tokyo International Program. The theme was SDGs goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals.
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/unite.sdgs/...91432294253936

More info: Global Partnerships - United Nations Sustainable Development
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:49 PM
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On October 9th, Princess Hisako attended the opening ceremony of the "Stradivarius fenomenon" exhibition at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. She also attended an event dedicated to the 2018 Stradivari Festival in Tokyo at the Italian Embassy. World class violinist Mayuko Kamio performed at the Embassy event.

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/ambasciatai...30539387020546
https://twitter.com/ItalyinJPN/statu...07706532470784
https://twitter.com/ItalyinJPN/statu...09317174493184

ETA: another photo at https://www.cremonaoggi.it/2018/10/1...l-sol-levante/
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:34 AM
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Here are some nice, additional photos of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival 2018 Exhibition:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:35 AM
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Thank you!

On October 10th, Princess Hisako attended the opening ceremony of the 21st "Japan through Diplomats' Eyes" exhibition at Roppongi Hills. It's in Tokyo until October 15th and then travels around Japan for 2-3 months.

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https://twitter.com/rtetokyo/status/1050297942500765696

ETA: Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar in Japan Facebook

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Old 10-13-2018, 02:29 AM
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More photos of Princess Ayako in Fukui Prefecture on October 5 from Sankei Imperial Weekly #560:
http://www.sankei.com/images/news/18...0120002-p6.jpg
http://www.sankei.com/images/news/18...0120002-p7.jpg
http://www.sankei.com/images/news/18...0120002-p8.jpg
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:13 AM
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On October 13th, Princess Hisako attended the 30th House Life - Super Housing Fair in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture.

Video: https://www.tochigi-tv.jp/news2/stre...=5848755952001

Screenshots at: https://twitter.com/ImperialJPNfan/s...02153381728257
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:11 AM
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From October 14-15th, Princess Hisako visited Fukui Prefecture for the closing ceremony of the 18th National Sports Festival for People with Disabilities. She attended volleyball, grand softball, and track competitions and visited Hataya Textile Factory Memorial Hall and the prefectural museum.

chunichi.co.jp
https://www.facebook.com/bienmore/ph...type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/chie.kawai....39587129507642
https://www.facebook.com/toshihiro.a...36283526500374
fukuishimbun.co.jp
https://fki.ismcdn.jp/mwimgs/b/e/600...4346275900.jpg

ETA: another photo from Asahi
https://www.asahicom.jp/articles/ima...04421_comm.jpg
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:13 AM
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On October 19th, Princess Hisako was a special lecturer at the 18th Grouse Conference in Myoko, Niigata Prefecture.

Photo: Asahi
https://www.asahicom.jp/articles/ima...04473_comm.jpg
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:14 AM
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Princess Hisako visited Aichi Prefecture October 22-23 for the 2018 National Food Habits Improvement Conference and the 49th National Association of Dietary Improvement Council Meeting in Tokai City.

She also visited long-established ceramics company Noritake at their headquarters in Nagoya city.

Photo/video: Yomiuri, NHK, nagoyatv.com

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Old 11-03-2018, 03:43 AM
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On October 26th, Princess Hisako attended the Tokyo Gala Dinner 2018 for BirdLife International.
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/matsutomika...15457568777686

Princess Hisako visited Fukuoka Prefecture November 1-2 for "Kougei Expo" (35th traditional crafts national conference)
November 1st "memorial ceremony" photos: https://www.facebook.com/takinamifc/...type=3&theater
November 2nd opening ceremony photos: https://www.facebook.com/fukuokakeiz...55141737877797

On November 2nd, Princess Hisako attended the 39th Maple Leaf Gala at Tokyo American Club.
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/edvard.vond...89335944656322

According to Asahi's Imperial schedule, Princess Hisako will visit Aichi Prefecture this weekend.

Princess Hisako's got much energy. I'm exhausted following Ayako wedding while she has a packed schedule in and outside of Tokyo the week of her daughter's wedding.


Bit of old news: I discovered Noriko Senge attended BirdLife Spring Gala 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton in Osaka on March 9. Noriko was a "Spring Gala Steering Committee Member." Princess Hisako delivered her speech via phone patch because she was sick with influenza.

Osaka Spring Gala 2018 | BirdLife

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Princess Hisako visited Aichi Prefecture November 3-4 for the Regional Traditional Performing Arts Convention. She is honorary president and attended the award ceremony in Nagoya on the 3rd.

Princess Hisako visited Kawara Museum, which specializes in roof tiles and ceramics, in Takamaha on the 4th.

Source: chunichi.co.jp

Photos: tokai-tv.com, Chukyo TV News via Yahoo
https://twitter.com/ohmura_hideaki/s...43560374079488
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:19 AM
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On November 8th, Princess Hisako attended the CCI France Japan Centennial gala at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
Photo: https://twitter.com/PanetierMichel/s...71645474103296

Princess Hisako visited Kyoto November 9-11 for the 34th Kyoto Prize.
Photo: https://twitter.com/jmbonnel/status/1061147116658032640

On November 11th, Princess Hisako visited the 70th Annual Exhibition of Shōsō-in Treasures at Nara National Museum.
Photo: nara-np.co.jp
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On November 15th, Princess Hisako attended AED Promotion Forum 2018. She is honorary president of the AED Foundation of Japan.

Photos: https://twitter.com/8bit_HORIJUN/sta...25247140511745
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...00010632482109
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On November 16th, Princess Hisako attended the 67th Yomiuri Education Awards ceremony at Yomiuri Otemachi Hall in Tokyo.

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/ryuichi1900...19115851481253

Education and Literacy : Corporate Profile of The Yomiuri Shimbun
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Aiming to improve the standards of Japanese education, we founded the Yomiuri Kyoiku Sho (education prize) in 1952. This award is conferred on educators and organizations that actively engage in research or teaching in primary and secondary schools and kindergarten and nursery environments. We also host nationwide contests in essay composition, English-language debate, and scientific research for children and students. Of these, our English debate competition for middle schoolers has continued since 1949 as an effort to improve students' English speaking abilities and foster in them an awareness of international friendship. Princess Hisako of Takamado is president emeritus of the competition.
ETA: On November 18th, Princess Hisako attended the 100th Tokyo Kagawa Prefectural Memorial General Assembly at the Tokyo Prince Hotel.
https://twitter.com/ShoSogo5/status/1064120565609357313
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsSD_1vVAAI-5DO.jpg:large
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On November 20th, Princess Hisako attended the opening ceremony of the 37th JAPANTEX "Japan Home & Building Show" at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center).

https://twitter.com/ExhibitionMICE/s...79922558414848
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsaAveXUwAccpnL.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsaAveYU0AA6_IT.jpg
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https://twitter.com/AddieZ9/status/1064711231003447296
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On November 19th, Princess Hisako attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Ark Hills Club.

I think Kei Moriya is in the background of the 1st photo.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqXPiCOnSM6/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqXXNkLHbMV/

A traditional craft NPO Hiramaru Suge Zaikuhozonkai will gift Princess Hisako with a grouse model this month. Representatives delivered the gift to Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture on November 21st. Princess Hisako attended a grouse conference in Myoko in October.

Source: https://www.joetsu.ne.jp/63712
https://www.joetsu.ne.jp/wordpress/w...1/IMG_3690.jpg

On November 21st, the anniversary of Prince Takamado's death, Princess Hisako and Princess Tsuguko attended memorial ceremonies with Mikasa princesses and other relatives at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery.

ETA: Found a photo of Princess Hisako at the banquet for the 34th Kyoto Prize on November 10
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
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It certainly looks like Kei Moriya.
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On November 25th, Princess Tsuguko attended the men's and women's finals of the 47th All Japan Squash Championship held at "Tressa Yokohama" shopping mall in Kōhoku Ward, Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture.

In February, Princess Tsuguko succeeded as honorary president of the Japan Squash Association from her mother Princess Hisako.

Photos: Kyodo, Getty Images, AP Images

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