Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a memorial service

On August 15, 2019, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII held at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo. Emperor Naruhito expressed "deep remorse" over Japan’s role in World War II in his first appearance at the annual ceremony marking the end of the hostilities. Japan's former emperor Hirohito announced the surrender of Japan on Aug. 15, 1945 following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9.
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII

14 comments:

  1. I know that it is a sombre occasion, but I must say how lovely the floral background to the memorial is, and what a lovely outfit Empress Masako is wearing, perfect in style and colour for the occasion.
    Anon 9:13

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    1. Chrysanthemum flowers are a symbol of the Emperor family. Japanese people love it as a symbol of nobility and peace at the same time. A chrysanthemum crest is also drawn on the cover of a Japanese passport.

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  2. I am delighted that Empress Masako was able to attend this special service for Japan.

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  3. Der Schnitt der Jacke gefällt mir sehr gut. Angemessenes Ensemble für diesen Anlass. Die beiden machen ihre Sache richtig gut und sie scheint aufzublühen. Das freut mich!

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    1. Masako scheint es gut zu gehen und sie macht ihre Arbeit richtig gut , soweit man dass beurteilen kann ! Freu mich für sie

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  4. Look classique mais chic pour l'impératrice avec toujours le même style de chapeau... Bien belle quand même !!!

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  5. The Empress' suit is superb. While the hat matches the suit perfectly, I hope, in time, she will choose to wear hats that feature her her entire pretty face.

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  6. The Empress Masako looks fantastic, the suit and color are great. A very special occasion. Filled with lot of memory for the older Generation.

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  7. here the style of the empress is suitable. Normal she is very old fashion

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  8. One of the best outfits Masako has had as empress. That grey is perfect color to her.

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  9. Thank you so much for this important post. Only now am I learning that this ceremony was established in 2015 by Emperor Akihito to formally express contrition on behalf of the nation. How extraordinary. How admirable.

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    1. The ceremony has been held since 1952.

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  10. I love the way Empress Masako dresses -- having observed her style on numerous occasions. Although not trendy (and that's a good part), she is still contemporary with classic, clean, elegant lines perfectly tailored and always appropriate to the occasion and her position.

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  11. I think it's too dark. because she has dark skin. too much details for this occasion.

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