Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Hitachi

His Imperial Highness Prince Hitachi

  • Name
    • Masahito
  • Lineage
    • Second Son of Emperor Showa
  • Date of Birth
    • 28 November 1935
  • The Personal Title for Young Members(Been conferred in accordance with the Imperial Family's tradition of appellation)
    • Prince Yoshi(Yoshi-no-Miya)
  • Coming of Age Ceremony
    • 28 November 1955 (at the age of 20)
  • Honorary Positions
    • Reserve Member of the Imperial House Council
    • President of the Japanese Society for the Preservation of Birds
    • President of the Japanese Society for Disabled Children
    • President of the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
    • President of the Japan-Denmark Society
    • President of the Dainippon Silk Foundation
    • President of the Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities
    • President of the Japan Art Association
    • President of the Tokyo Zoological Park Society
    • President of Maison Franco-Japonaise
    • President of the Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund
    • Honorary President of the Japan-Sweden Society
    • Honorary President of the Japan-Belgium Society
    • Honorary President of the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research
    • Honorary President of Association Pasteur Japon
    • Honorary Vice-President of the Japanese Red Cross Society
  • Education
    • 1958 - Graduated from Gakushuin University
    • 1969 - Became Research Associate of the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research

Her Imperial Highness Princess Hitachi

  • Name
    • Hanako
  • Lineage
    • Fourth Daughter of the late Yoshitaka Tsugaru
  • Date of Birth
    • 19 July 1940
  • Honorary Positions
    • Member of the Imperial House Council
    • Honorary President of the Japan Ikebana Art Association
    • Honorary President of the Japan Animal Welfare Society
    • Honorary President of the Japan Equestrian Federation
    • Honorary President of the Nippon-Latin American Ladies' Association
    • Honorary Vice-President of the Japanese Red Cross Society
  • Education
    • 1961 - Graduated from Gakushuin Women's Junior College
  • Translation
    1. The Eighty-Ninth Kitten by Eleanor Nilsson (published in 1987)
    2. The Most Obedient Dog in the World by Anita Jeram (published in 1996)
    3. It was Jake by Anita Jeram (published in 1997)
    4. A Guide Dog Puppy Grows up by Caroline Arnold (published in 2001)

Marriage

  • Imperial House Council
    • 28 February 1964
  • Engagement Ceremony (Nosai no Gi)
    • 14 April 1964
  • Marriage
    • 30 September 1964