His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan Performs with the Gakushuin OB Orchestra. (VIDEOS)

His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan played the Viola during a concert held at the Metropolitan Art Space in Tokyo with members of the Gakushuin OB Orchestra  this evening.  Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan accompanied by Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Masako of Japan attended tonight’s concert to support the crown prince.

According to Kyodo News, the Viola used by the crown prince was made of driftwood and a part of the Rikuzentakata “miracle pine tree” that survived the March 11, 2011, tsunami caused by the 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Tōhoku.

Imperial Family of Japan