Lovely photos Pamela..being in the Imperial family is a full time job I would imagine.
Hi Pamela happy birthday to your Emperor,great pics,do you get a holiday for his birthday? xx
The next thin you need to do, Pamela, is come to Tokyo and stand outside the Palace and wave with the Japanese flag! HIH Emperor Akihito will be so happy to see you in the crowds.
It seems like I just blinked by eye since his birthday last year. Time flies. Your pictures are lovely. The Emperor and his wife are so gracious.Merry ChristmasCarol
Happy birthday to three generations of the Imperial Family! I do hope he lives long enough to see his retirement and enjoy it too.