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« on: May 25, 2007, 06:38:26 PM »

This is a very informative article about the HIM The Emperor of Japan.

Such a life well lived. he has the best of both worlds, a royal title (by birth), and a prestigious title (by accomplishment).

http://www.timesonline.co...d/asia/article1830608.ece
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 06:44:27 PM »

In Uppsala University, Sweden.

http://sweden.picdatabase...ry/view/show.php?id=22959
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007, 12:55:20 AM »

Wear, thank you...I really enjoyed that article from The Times.  The description they give of him and the Empress sums them up perfectly : "There is their public demeanour, one of intense solicitousness and earnest courtesy, without a trace of aristocratic hauteur."

And what about this:  "The Emperor goes between them on foot or, in case of rain, in a 14-year-old car, a cream Honda Integra, which he drives himself rather touchingly, he insists on keeping the speed limit, using his seat belt, and renewing his licence, despite the fact that these private roads are almost traffic-free and exempt from the laws of the highway. '

Hmmmm, this bit can be compared and contrasted with the road-rules-averse DRF!   Snare
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007, 01:03:11 AM »

Wear, thank you...I really enjoyed that article from The Times.  The description they give of him and the Empress sums them up perfectly : "There is their public demeanour, one of intense solicitousness and earnest courtesy, without a trace of aristocratic hauteur."

And what about this:  "The Emperor goes between them on foot or, in case of rain, in a 14-year-old car, a cream Honda Integra, which he drives himself rather touchingly, he insists on keeping the speed limit, using his seat belt, and renewing his licence, despite the fact that these private roads are almost traffic-free and exempt from the laws of the highway. '

Hmmmm, this bit can be compared and contrasted with the road-rules-averse DRF!   Snare


on the driving info, this is what i thought too Macaw. the opposite of the Emperor are the famous drivers of the DRF. in my opinion, the royals should be the model of exceptional behaviour anywhere. then again, the Japanese royals are still molded in a disciplined atmosphere, i guess some of the asian royals are. i think the keyword here is discipline,--- something that seems missing in most european royal houses.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007, 01:11:18 AM »

the Emperor and Empress in Lithuania.

http://legacyeditorial.ge...7c0%7c0&p=7&tag=1
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2007, 07:15:54 PM »

I know I will be booed off the board for this, but I love, love, LOVE the Empress's daytime suits, especially the cream-coloured one with wine-red trim that she wore in Latvia.  Oh my!  They are stunningly elegant, beautifully made, but incredibly complex but only if you look at them very carefully.  They are interesting both from a distance and close-up.  IMVHO, Mary would look gorgeous in these suits even though she's much taller and heavier than the Empress.  They tend to give the wearer "presence" without shouting "here I am!"  OK, now you can start your boooooooooooooos ...  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2007, 08:13:13 PM »

Well, I am going to disappoint you, Diog.

I love the Empress's clothes too.  She is always elegant. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2007, 08:49:23 PM »

I am honoured, McCaw!  And thanks to whomever has been giving me karma klicks.  Was quite convinced that I didn't qualify ...  Hug
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2007, 09:05:19 PM »

Well, I for one am very glad to see you, even if I "disappoint" you by agreeing with you!
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2007, 09:09:29 PM »

maybe it's just the three of us singing praises for Their Imperial Highnesses. i agree the Empress has a style statement of her own, and it is very classy and dignified. it always reminds me of the kimono. i think the Empress wants to show a modern tweak of the kimono, she is such a beautiful and admirable ambassador for Japan.
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2007, 09:15:09 PM »

Their Imperial Highnesses' arrival in London. they will have intimate dinner with the Queen and Prince Philip and a few dignitaries.

http://legacyeditorial.ge...7c0%7c0&p=7&tag=1

they will also dine with the chancellor of Oxford University.

they're so sweet, the Empress is  holding the Emperor's arm for support.  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2007, 09:21:00 PM »

Even that dark, Western suit the Empress is wearing has a traditionally Japanese (ie square) cut - the jacket, anyway.
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2007, 09:36:23 PM »

yes Macaw, i think, most of the times, her outfits have the same basic cut, just tweaked in some areas to distinguish them. in their arrival photos, i'm kind of a little apprenhensive that they don't have an escort to hold on to. the Empress has the Emperor for support, but the Emperor is frail looking too.
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2007, 10:19:45 PM »

It's very nice to see how the Empress is honouring the national colours of the countries she visits by coordinating her clothes. In Sweden she wore a blue kimono with the gold obi rather than her usual pink kimono; I was wondering how she was going to handle the Lithuanian national colours, but the pink kimono with the green and gold obi was an elegant way to do it.
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2007, 11:09:00 PM »

Glad so many agree ... and yes, ITA that she uses the basic kimono "cut" and then varies it slightly.  What I like is her use of line as on the cream suit with wine red lines, and today's (arrival in London), the dark blue with the dark red asymetric line.  I also like the length of her skirts.  They may seem a little long in and of themselves, but the proportion of color is just right.

I also wish someone would be closer by to help them in case they falter.  But both look like they're having a great time.  It must be wonderful to be out from under the IHA even if only for a brief spell.

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