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Photo Journal: Ceremonial report

(Photo courtesy of Imperial Household Agency)

Princess Ayako, the youngest daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin Prince Takamado, takes part in a ceremony on the morning of Oct. 26, 2018 to inform imperial ancestors of her departure from the Imperial Family when she marries her 32-year-old commoner fiance Kei Moriya on Oct. 29. The 28-year-old Princess performed the ceremony, titled Kashikodokoro-Koreiden-Shinden-ni-Essuru-no-Gi (Ceremony of worshiping at the Three Palace Sanctuaries in the Imperial Palace), in a traditional hairstyle and attire. The Princess will leave the Imperial Household upon marriage in accordance with the Imperial House Act.

    (Japanese original by Tomofumi Inagaki, City News Department)

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