Prince Mikasa

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Prince Takahito
三笠宮崇仁親王
Prince Mikasa
Spouse Yuriko Takagi
Issue
Princess Yasuko of Mikasa
Prince Tomohito of Mikasa
Yoshihito, Prince Katsura
Princess Masako of Mikasa
Norihito, Prince Takamado
Full name
Takahito (崇仁?)
House Imperial House of Japan
Father Emperor Taishō
Mother Empress Teimei
Born 2 December 1915 (1915-12-02) (age 98)
Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Religion Shinto

Prince Mikasa (三笠宮崇仁親王 Mikasa-no-miya Takahito shinnō?, born 2 December 1915) is a member of the Imperial House of Japan.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Prince Takahito is the fourth and youngest son of Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. He is the brother of Emperor Shōwa, who was the father of the current emperor.[2]

The prince's childhood title was Sumi-no-miya. He attended the Gakushūin Peers' School from 1922 to 1932.

The prince attended the Imperial Japanese Army Academy from 1932 to 1936. He graduated from the Army Staff College.[3]

In 1935, Emperor Shōwa gave him the title Mikasa-no-miya (Prince Mikasa). He was given permission to form a new branch of the Imperial family.

Career[change | change source]

Prince Mikasa served in the army from 1937 to 1947.

He was an officer in China. He served at Army Headquarters during the Second World War.[2]

Honors[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

The chrysanthemum symbol of the Japanese emperor and his family.
  1. In 2012, Prince Mikasa is fifth in the order of succession.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Mikasa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 629.
  3. McCarthy, Terry. "Tokyo 'in 1931 poison plot'," The Independent (UK). 7 July 1994; retrieved 2012-6-19.
  4. Quirinale.it, "S.A.I. Takahito di Mikasa Principe del Giappone"; retrieved 2012-6-19.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Prince Mikasa at Wikimedia Commons