On July 8, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the Japan Art Academy Hall of Taito in Tokyo to preside over the 2013 Japan Art Academy awards ceremony.  The Japan Art Academy Award is presented to an individual who has made remarkable achievements in the field of art and architecture. 

Afterward, Their Imperial Majesties accompanied by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan and Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan attended “…a tea ceremony, held at the Imperial Palace, with the winners of the Japan Art Academy awards” according to Kyodo News.