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The royal wedding of Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko with Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako The wedding finally took place as a traditional Shinto ceremony on 10 April 1959. The wedding procession was followed in the streets of Tokyo by

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The royal wedding of Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko with Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako

The wedding finally took place as a traditional Shinto ceremony on 10 April 1959. The wedding procession was followed in the streets of Tokyo by
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The royal wedding of Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko with Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako

The wedding finally took place as a traditional Shinto ceremony on 10 April 1959. The wedding procession was followed in the streets of Tokyo by
The royal wedding of Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko with Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako The wedding finally took place as a traditional Shinto ceremony on 10 April 1959. The wedding procession was followed in the streets of Tokyo by
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In August 1957, Michiko met then-Crown Prince Akihito on a tennis court at Karuizawa near Nagano. The Imperial Household Council (a body composed of the Prime Minister of Japan; the presiding officers of the two houses of the Diet of Japan; the Chief Justice of Japan; and two members of the Imperial Family) formally approved the engagement of the Crown Prince to Michiko Shoda on 27 November 1958. At that time, the media presented their encounter as a real "fairy tale", or the "romance of the tennis court". The engagement ceremony took place on 14 January 1959.

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