Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park in Nanbu yesterday afternoon to participate in a “…tree planting ceremony.”  

According to the Mainichi News, the emperor planted a planted red pine and quercus serrata saplings, while the empress planted Japanese bird cherry and Japanese dogwood.”

Meanwhile in Tokyo, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan “…attended a ceremony at [the] Gakushuin Kindergarten to commemorate the reconstruction and reopening in 1963 of the kindergarten which was destroyed in 1945 during World War II…”