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Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado Visit to Edmonton

Between August 29th to August 31st, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado, visited Edmonton, Alberta to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada.

After visiting the Prince Takamado Japan Centre at the University of Alberta and meeting with the Japan Centre's board members, many attended the lecture given by Her Imperial Highness about Netsuke (miniature sculptures invented in the 17th-century) hosted by the university.

Later that day, Her Imperial Highness visited McConnell Place North, an assisted-living facility, and met with Japanese nationals, as well as those of Japanese descent. In the evening, she attended a dinner hosted by Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell.

Arrival at University of Alberta's Telus Centre







Visit to the University of Alberta's Prince Takamado Japan Centre



Prince Takamado Japan Centre Board Members audience with Princess Takamado



Lecture at the University of Alberta











Luncheon at the University of Alberta















Visit to McConnell Place North













Japanese Nationals and Japanese-Canadians audience with Princess Takamado







Dinner hosted by Alberta Lieutenant Governer, Lois Mitchell