At 11 AM, the Emperor Akihito and his family appeared at the balcony.
The Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko. The Emperor delivered a new year speech.
The Empress, her second son Prince Akishino (Fumihito) and his wife Princess Akishino (Kiko)
Prince Akishino and Emperor’s cousin Prince Takamado’s wife, Princess Takamado (Hisako), the wine color’s dress is her elder daughter Princess Tsuguko
The late Prince Takamado’s three daughters: Tsuguko, second Noriko, 3rd Ayako
Prince Takamado’s daughter, Princess Noriko and Ayako
The Crown prince Naruhito and princess Masako
The Emperor’s young brother Prince Hitachi (Masahito ) and his wife Princess Hitachi (Hanako), and crown princess Masako (white dress)
They appeared about 7 minutes. When we exited, it was a steep slope to the gate. Police held up a placard “Slowly and cautiously”.