Sayako Kuroda

Japanese Shinto priestess, former ornithologist, and former imperial princess

Sayako Kuroda (黒田 清子, Kuroda Sayako, born 18 April 1969), formerly Sayako, Princess Nori (紀宮清子内親王, Nori-no-miya Sayako Naishinnō), is a former member of the Japanese Imperial Family. She is the youngest child and only daughter of Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko, and the younger sister of the current Emperor of Japan, Naruhito. She is an imperial Shinto priestess of the Ise Grand Shrine, currently serving as the Supreme Priestess.

Sayako Kuroda
Sayako at Expo 2005
Sayako, Princess Nori (紀宮清子内親王)

(1969-04-18) 18 April 1969 (age 54)
Imperial Household Agency Hospital, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation(s)Supreme Priestess of the Ise Grand Shrine
Researcher of Tamagawa University Education Museum
Yoshiki Kuroda (m. 2005)
RelativesImperial House of Japan

Kuroda held the title "Nori-no-miya" (Princess Nori),[1] until her marriage to Yoshiki Kuroda on 15 November 2005. As a result of her marriage, she gave up her imperial title and left the Japanese Imperial Family, as required by the Imperial Household Law.

Titles and styles change

Styles of
Sayako, Princess Nori
(before her marriage)
Imperial Coat of Arms
Reference styleHer Imperial Highness
Spoken styleYour Imperial Highness
  • 18 April 1969 – 15 November 2005: Her Imperial Highness Princess Nori
  • 15 November 2005 – present: Mrs. Yoshiki Kuroda[2]

References change

  1. "Princess Sayako turns 35, voices relief over hostage release". Japan Policy & Politics. 19 April 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  2. "Their Majesties the Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita". The Imperial Household Agency. Retrieved 5 January 2018.

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