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Old 02-28-2023, 12:35 AM
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On February 20th, Princess Hisako attended a tea ceremony in coordination with her patronage Ikebana International at the Embassy of Tunisia.

"On this occasion, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado commended Tokyo Chapter of "II" for its commitment to the development of art, culture and human exchange. She also expressed her appreciation to Tunisia as President of the 2022 edition of Ikebana International Fair 2022 and to those who contributed to the success of this Fair organized in December 2022 in Tokyo."

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/TunisiaEmba...PxCzzn6QhFm3ul

https://twitter.com/EmbassyTokyo/sta...49057067040768

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On February 26th, Princess Hisako attended the Prince Takamado 2022 Hockey Japan League Women’s Season Final at Oi Hockey Stadium in Shinagawa, Tokyo.

https://twitter.com/f7aRQ9ilu_ws_l/s...35123695599616
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Old 03-01-2023, 04:26 AM
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Another photo of Princess Tsuguko at the 2nd Global Youth Forum for the Culture of Lawfulness on 3 December 2022.

Source: Moj.go
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Old 03-01-2023, 03:16 PM
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On February 22nd, Princess Hisako attended the 2022 Japan Foundation Global Citizenship Awards Ceremony in Minato, Tokyo.

Photos: AFLO Images

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Prince Takamado Japan Centre's Facebook post:
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Exciting news! University of Alberta President Bill Flanagan recently met with Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado and Ambassador Ian McKay (Embassy of Canada to Japan) in #Tokyo to discuss the collaboration between #UAlberta and Japanese institutions facilitated by the Japan-Canada Academic Consortium. [...]
Photo: https://www.facebook.com/PTJCUA1/pos...yaKFmTZBKqjS8l
https://twitter.com/BFlanaganUofA/st...95918230970371

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On March 1st, Princess Hisako visited the special exhibition "Painting Love in the Louvre Collections" at the National Art Center in Minato, Tokyo. She spent an hour appreciating the artworks, listening to Japanese and French curators in English.

Photo/video: Yomiuri, NTV
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Old 03-07-2023, 01:27 AM
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Princess Tsuguko attended a ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Croatia and Japan at the Croatian Embassy on March 5 (I think? Tweeted on March 6 early morning for me and then I used timezone converter...)

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Yesterday we celebrated 30 years of unwavering diplomatic ties between Croatia and Japan. The esteemed presence of H.I.H. Princess Tsuguko of Takamado and other distinguished guests who have contributed significantly to our relations made the event even more special.
https://twitter.com/CROinJPN/status/1632718273652596737
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Old 03-07-2023, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Prisma View Post
Princess Tsuguko attended a ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Croatia and Japan at the Croatian Embassy on March 5 (I think? Tweeted on March 6 early morning for me and then I used timezone converter...)


https://twitter.com/CROinJPN/status/1632718273652596737
It's good to see Princess Tsuguko again! What a nice surprise to see her at the embassy. Tomorrow, moreover, she celebrates 37 years! Hope to see more photos from the event at the embassy.
Thanks a lot Prisma!
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Old 03-10-2023, 04:46 AM
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another photo of Princess Tsuguko at the Croatian Embassy on March 5 (confirmed date! yay!)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia - Piano concert by Yoko Nishii and a reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Tokyo on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Croatia and Japan
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As part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Croatia and Japan, a concert by pianist Yoko Nishii was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Tokyo on Sunday, March 5, 2023. The event was graced by the presence of Her Imperial Highness Princess Tsuguko of Takamado and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and other institutions as well as cities and companies connected to Croatia. [...]
https://mvep.gov.hr/userdocsimages//...P/Koncert1.jpg

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On March 7th, Princess Hisako attended the Takamadonomiya Hockey Japan League Awards 2022 ceremony at Meiji Kinenkan in Minato, Tokyo.

Photos: https://hjl-hockey.tv/news/2023/03/07/20698/

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As Honorary President of BirdLife International, Princess Hisako attended an interview with Yomiuri Shimbun at the Takamado residence on March 8.

Photos: AP Images

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ETA: On March 10th, Princess Hisako attended the "77th JOGA (Japan Orchid Growers Association) Orchid Exhibition" Opening Ceremony and Preview at Hanamidori Cultural Center in Kokuei Showa Memorial Park in Tachikawa, Tokyo.

Photos: https://www.tokyoorchidnursery.com/2...3%9E%E8%8A%B1/

https://twitter.com/tokyo_orchids/st...21976448180227
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Old 03-11-2023, 01:52 PM
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More photos of Princess Tsuguko at the 60th All Japan Hospital Association conference held at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba on 6 October 2018.

Source: Ajha.or.jp
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Old 03-13-2023, 01:53 AM
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Princess Hisako visited Kyoto Prefecture March 11-12 for the Emperor's Cup 34th National Wheelchair Ekiden Race.

March 11: opening ceremony at the Prince Kyoto Takaragaike hotel
March 12: start from Kyoto International Conference Center, finish at Takebishi Stadium, and awards ceremony at Kyoto Municipal Gymnasium

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/toshihiro.t...N9UQ22jHFNYayl
https://www.facebook.com/kadokawadai...gHXHpXSFJwveQl
https://www.facebook.com/takao.yoshi...8uFPtKnYQ6GDal
https://www.facebook.com/takao.yoshi...e5dCqZzW9T8GNl
https://www.facebook.com/kadokawadai...qTJALTpaiWbxul
https://www.facebook.com/kadokawadai...C8ikbTJ3qAqvyl

https://twitter.com/yoshidash_komei/...09820601724929
https://twitter.com/yoshidash_komei/...04378556325888

ETA: Princess Hisako also enjoyed tea provided by Tea Ceremony Urasenke Tankokai Kyoto Four Youth Group Federation at the opening ceremony.

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/kyoto4seine...9DzJPF5c172krl

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Back on February 17th, Princess Hisako attended the Trophy Awards Ceremony for 25th Japan Wine Challenge at the Conrad Tokyo hotel. Over 1,200 wines from 21 countries were entered and judged November 2-5, 2022.

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/grofdegenfe...M4ExGYedwpFAbl
https://www.facebook.com/nagai.noriy...rWTdd7eDDM5tHl
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Old 03-15-2023, 01:14 AM
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More photos of Princess Hisako in Kyoto Prefecture for the Emperor's Cup 34th National Wheelchair Ekiden Race: https://www.world-ac.jp/race/10710

She appears a few times in the livestream: https://www.youtube.com/live/zk1-YDs5qII

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ETA: On March 15th, Princess Hisako attended the opening ceremony of the "Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes 2022: Japan - on the move" photo exhibition at Minato Mirai Gallery in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. This is the last stop for the 2022 / 25th photo exhibition which opened in Tokyo in October and traveled to Kobe and Nagoya.

Following the government's removal of mask guidelines for COVID-19 on March 13, leaving the decision to personal choice, Princess Hisako is the first Imperial family member to be mask-less at a public event. She removed her mask when she sat down.

Photo: NHK

https://twitter.com/CROinJPN/status/1635925169461133313
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Old 03-17-2023, 05:49 AM
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Princess Tsuguko visited Miyazaki Prefecture May 11-13, 2022 as part of UNICEF Caravan, sponsored by the Japan Committee for UNICEF, to raise awareness of children’s situations globally and UNICEF activities.

- meeting with Miyazaki's UNICEF branch
- presentations at elementary and middle school
- workshops for prefectural teachers
- meeting local government officials

Photos: https://unicef-miyazaki.jp/?p=4416

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Suzuki Method’s November 2022 issue: In Memory of His Imperial Highness Prince Norihito Takamado (includes some photos)

Cello instructor Yoshihiko Terada and piano instructor Sakiko Ishikawa remember the late Prince on the 20th anniversary of his death.

- Prince Takamado had a deep understanding of the Suzuki Method and has greatly contributed to its development
- Prince Takamado began studying cello in August 1993 with Terada using the Suzuki method
- His friend cellist Yo-Yo Ma and then-Emperor Akihito both recommended he study cello before turning 40
- Daughters Tsuguko, Noriko, and Ayako received violin lessons from Yuko Suzuki and piano lessons from Shizuko Suzuki
- Princess Hisako received violin lessons
- He had a good sense of pitch and when his daughters began cello lessons, he'd quietly enter the room with his cello and accompany them ad-lib
- He could only practice cello about 30 minutes a week due to official duties
- Tsuguko listened to her father practicing the first volume of cello instruction "French Folk Songs,” and took up her violin to play along, having memorized the cello music which was not included in the violin teaching songbook
- Terada was chairman of the executive committee for the Grand Concert (1995-1997) and began a campaign to get used instruments from Suzuki members, repair them and sent to developing countries
- However, he did not know how to arrange safe transport to various countries and consulted with Prince Takamado, who made introductions to the Ambassadors of Argentina and Mexico
- Princesses Tsuguko, Noriko, and Ayako and other children played for the First Lady of Mexico during the 1997 state visit
- Prince and Princess Takamado attended a Grand Concert with Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako in 1997
- Prince and Princess Takamado attended a Grand Concert with Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte during the 1999 state visit

- Around 1996, Sakiko Ishikawa took over the daughters' piano lessons from her grandmother Shizuko Suzuki
- Her mother Yuko was teaching the princesses violin and Sakiko had many opportunities to join the Takamado family at recitals and branch activities
- Prince and Princess Takamado were like piano instructors and considered family (Shizuko's grandchild, Yuko's child)
- Sakiko remembers a surprise coincidence when Prince Takamado attended the same Yo-Yo Ma's concert at Suntory Hall
- Prince Takamado played Saint-Sans' "The Swan" with Sakiko accompanying on piano at grandmother Shizuko’s birthday celebration
- Sakiko, Yuko, and Prince Takamaro visited local sake shops
- When Sakiko said she wanted to get married during a chat, Prince Takamado mentioned a potential candidate despite an age difference. Unfortunately, the Prince passed away before he could make introductions.
- Sakiko is still single. Her mother Yuko died last year.
- 3 generations of Suzuki are thankful for his great care of them
- Sakiko “would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Princesses Hisako, Tsuguko, Noriko, and Ayako, who are still connected to us today.”
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Old 03-22-2023, 03:26 AM
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A few more photos of Princess Hisako at the "Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes 2022: Japan - on the move" photo exhibition opening ceremony in Yokohama on March 15.

https://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/mayo...0230315-2.html
https://www.facebook.com/shinobu.abe...iYujo3uwKmNbvl
https://www.facebook.com/venezuelain...eN2ajX8rk9Zwul
https://twitter.com/EmbaVEJapon/stat...52202967420930

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On March 17th, Princess Hisako attended the BirdLife Spring Gala 2023 at Hotel New Otani Osaka.

2nd photo at https://www.instagram.com/p/Cp5A4bIv0nZ/
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