Noriko Senge

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Princess Noriko
典子女王
Princess Noriko 2013.JPG
At the new year congratulatory imperial palace visit. 2 January 2013
Spouse Kunimaro Senge
Full name
Noriko (典子?)
House Imperial House of Japan
Father Norihito, Prince Takamado
Mother Hisako, Princess Takamado
Born (1988-07-22) 22 July 1988 (age 26)
Aiiku Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Religion Shinto

Noriko Senge (千家典子 Senge Noriko?, born 22 July 1988), formerly Princess Noriko of Takamado (典子女王 Noriko Joō?), is a former member of the Imperial House of Japan and the second daughter of Norihito, Prince Takamado and Hisako, Princess Takamado.[1] She married Kunimaro Senge on 5 October 2014. As a result, she gave up her imperial title and left the Japanese Imperial Family, as required by law.

Biography[edit]

After her birth, her father, Prince Takamado, chose her name. She went to Gakushuin Kindergarten. After that she attended the prestigious Gakushuin School for her primary, junior high, and high school education.

In April 2007, Princess Noriko enrolled in the Gakushuin University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Psychology, and expressed her intent to pursue studies in the field of clinical psychology.[2]

In July 2008, she came of age and attended official ceremonies in Japan with the other members of the Imperial Family.[3] She attended official functions at the palace and accompanied her mother to some other official events, as well as attending some on her own. In March 2011, she graduated from Gakushuin University.

On May 27, 2014, she announced her engagement to Kunimaro Senge, a kannushi for the Izumo-taisha shrine.[4] The two married on 5 October at the shrine.[5] After the wedding, Princess Noriko lost her imperial status. This change in her status is mandated by the Imperial Household Law of 1947 that requires females of the Imperial Family to relinquish their title from birth, official membership in the Imperial Family, and allowance from the state upon marriage. The government has decided to bestow a one-time ¥106.75 million allowance on the couple.[5]

Titles and styles[edit]

Styles of
Princess Noriko of Takamado
(before her marriage)
Takamado no miya mon
Reference style Her Imperial Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Prior to her marriage on 5 October 2014, she was styled as "Her Imperial Highness Princess Noriko of Takamado". After her marriage, she became known as "Mrs. Kunimaro Senge", having adopted her husband's surname.

Honours[edit]

See also List of honours of the Japanese Imperial Family by country

National honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]