This month at Carpe Diem I’m exploring the “Motherland” of haiku, Japan.
As we all know Japan has an Emperor.
Currently, the Emperor of Japan is the only remaining monarchy in the world reigning under the title of “Emperor”.
The Imperial House of Japan is the oldest continuing hereditary monarchy in the world
Emperor Akihito on his Wedding Day
It was the first time a commoner would marry into the Imperial Family. The engagement ceremony took place on 14 January 1959, and the marriage on 10 April 1959.
The Emperor and Empress have three children: sons Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan (born 23 February 1960, formerly Prince Hiro) and Fumihito, Prince Akishino (born 30 November 1965, formerly The Prince Aya) and daughter Mrs. Sayako Kuroda (born 18 April 1969, formerly The Princess Nori)
My Tanka about Emperor of Japan
emperor of japan
he has reigned for many years
father of three sons
with a true heart and much love
world is a honorable place