Prince Naruhito, Princess Masako and Aiko in Nagano

Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, his wife Crown Princess Masako and their daughter Princess Aiko attended the memorial ceremony to mark the first 'Mountain Day' newly established national holiday on August 11, 2016 in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan. The new national holiday, 'Yama-no-hi (Mountain Day)' is the 16th national holiday, falls on August 11.
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture for Yama-no-hi - Mountain Day
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture for Yama-no-hi - Mountain Day
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture for Yama-no-hi - Mountain Day
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture for Yama-no-hi - Mountain Day
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture for Yama-no-hi - Mountain Day
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture for Yama-no-hi - Mountain Day
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture for Yama-no-hi - Mountain Day

8 comments:

  1. They are really stepping up their game now. I am so happy Princess Masako seems to be better. The pressure must have been enormous for a son. Japan needs to change their rules of succession. If the Emperor abdicates which is never done it makes me think that change is coming all around.

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  2. Princess Aiko is very regal looking.

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  3. on voit de plus en plus la princesse Aiko avec ses parents ; c'est une belle ado

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  4. Lovely to see them out together. Crown Princess Masako is looking really well !

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  5. I love this family. All in coordinated lumberjack shirts and the crown prince with a belt bag. Absolutely wonderful.
    Also, I still don't get why princess Aiko can't be Empress when the time comes. There were ruling empresses (I think 6 of them) in the history of the chrysanthemum throne. So there must have been a moment when they just inserted a rule (into the constitution?) that no female can inherit the throne. But why on earth? I. Don't. Get. It. Anyone knows anything about why?

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    1. Well, I think all the empresses were "inserted" in emergency situations - i.e. an emperor died unexpectedly with the male heir being very underage so mom steps in and functions as a “place holder” until he can assume the thrown. So from what I’ve read/heard none of them really had any true power or authority and even if they did, men wrote the histories so most likely they down played their achievements. As for why they don’t think a female can do it, it’s the same old story; severe testosterone poising and men being stupid.

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