Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are greeted by Sochi Winter Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu (bowing deep) along with ski jumping silver and bronze medalist Noriaki Kasai, second right, and snowboard silver medalist Tomoka Takeuchi, right in kimono, at a spring garden party at the Akasaka Imperial Garden in Tokyo on Thursday. About 2,000 guests attended the party which is held twice a year, in spring and autumn. Other members of the imperial family, except Crown Princess Masako, also attended.© Japan Today
Meet and greet
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