Tuesday, 12 April 2011

From Japan's Golden Age

HIH the Princess Nori (Nori-no-miya Sayako naishinnō), the only daughter of HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko, in the formal court ensemble  jūnihitoe (a twelve-layered kimono style dating from the Heian period, 792-1192) at the Tokyo Imperial Palace, November 2005.  One of her final acts as a member of the Imperial Family before becoming Mrs. Kuroda Sayako.

Now playing: Yoshida Brothers - Takeda No Komo


David Toms said...

MAny years ago when I was only 18 I was an exchange student to Japan. The father of one of my host families was a private Secretary in the Imperial Household and I was lucky enough to meet many members of the Royal Family. It was such a privelage.

Japanese Kimono is one of the most elegant forms of dress and the fabrics are sumptuous!

HOBAC said...

DT - How wonderful. That must have been interesting. They, of all those born to such positions, seem to be the most rarefied of beings.