On 14th January, 2015, Ceremony of Utakai-Hajime (New Year’s Poetry Reading) took place at Imperial Palace. Japanese royal family members Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino, Princess Kako of Akishino, Princess Hanako of Hitachi, Princess Nobuko of Mikasa attended the 'Utakai-Hajime-no-Gi,' New Year's Poetry Reading ceremony at the Imperial Palace.
Japanese Imperial Family – (sitting from left) Crown Princess Masako, Princess Aiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Prince Akishino, Prince Hisahito, Princess Akishino; (standing from left) Princess Kako and Princess Mako
The Japanese Imperial Family. Seated, from left: Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Masako, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Princess Kiko holding Prince Hisahito in her arms. Front row from left: Princess Mako, Princess Aiko and Princess Kako