Foreign News: Honeymoon

Prince Regent Hirohito and Crown Princess Nagako (TiME, Feb. 4) left Tokyo for a week's honeymoon.

They visited national shrines and imperial tombs to report formally, according to Japanese custom, their wedding to the spirits of their ancestors.* They were scheduled for return to Tokyo on Feb. 29.

* There has only been one Royal House in Japan. It is supposedly descended from the Sun Goddess and the first authentic emperor was Jimmu, 660 B.C. The present Emperor, Yoshihito, is the 122d of the dynasty.


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