Coronation of Emperor Akihito, 1990

The lavish Coronation celebrations of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan in Tokyo on this day in 1990. The Emperor will abdicate in April 2019, and the Coronation of Emperor Naruhito is scheduled for the 22nd of October. To mark the last Coronation Anniversary of the Emperor, we are taking a look at the glittering proceedings. Continue reading

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Japanese New Year’s Reception 2018

Members of Japanese Imperial Family attended the annual Ceremony of New Year’s Celebration at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 1st. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko were accompanied by Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince and Princess Akishino, Princess Mako and extended members of the Imperial Family (in their Personal Tiaras). Crown Princess Masako (wearing her Pearl Sunburst Tiara) was present, though she didn’t attend the ceremony. Continue reading