Princess Noriko to marry son of Shinto shrine's chief priest on Oct 5
The Imperial Household Agency has announced that Princess Noriko, 26, a daughter of Emperor Akihito’s late cousin Prince Takamado, will marry Kunimaro Senge, 40, a son of the chief priest of the Izumo Taisha (Grand Shrine) in Shimane Prefecture, on Oct 5.
The wedding will take place at the shrine where Senge’s family has served for generations. The couple announced their engagement in May.
After the ceremony, receptions and banquets will be held on Oct 6 and Oct 8, for members of t.he imperial family and the government.
The wedding will be the first involving a member of the imperial family since 2005, when Princess Sayako, the daughter of the emperor and Empress Michiko, got married.