Royal Rooms – Japanese Imperial Palace Kyūden

"Ohayou!"- Good Morning! Today we will  go on a brief tour inside the Imperial Palace. There is some new language and potentially new organizations you may not be familiar with.   Warning: It is a long one – but I do hope you will get your cuppa and settle in! The Palace Group - Quick Refresher… Continue reading Royal Rooms – Japanese Imperial Palace Kyūden

Japan · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – Kiko, Princess Akishino

Kiko Kawashima was born in 1966, in Shizuoka, Japan. Her parents, Tatsuhiko Kawashima and Kazuyo Sugimoto, were both highly educated and ambitious commoners. Her father gained a PhD the University of Pennsylvania and would also teach there. He would later work as the chief researcher at The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. Kiko… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Kiko, Princess Akishino

Bhutan · Denmark · Italy · Japan

Hofdame Bits and Bobs

Here's hoping those who celebrate had a lovely Easter weekend. We had some beautiful springlike weather here, so for those who are tired of me complaining about winter, here is your reprieve. Do we have any London-based Baguettes with slightly flexible schedules? We have an opportunity for someone with an interest in history, royals and… Continue reading Hofdame Bits and Bobs