Japanese royal family kimono
Japanese Emperor Akihito (2nd R) and Empress Michiko (R) welcome Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima for a State Dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, 29.10.2014.
Emperor Akihito's coronation
Empress Michiko was the first commoner to marry into the Royal family.
The Current Emperor and Empress of Japan at their wedding in 1959
A banquet of the marriage of His Majesty the Emperor and Her Majesty the Empress. 1959.
The present imperial couple wore western style dresses in their wedding ceremony in 1959.
Their Majesties attended the funeral for King Baudouin I in 1993. It was the only case for Japanese Emperor and Empress to attend the funeral of foreign monarchy.