On July 4, 2014, Her Imperial Highness Princess Noriko of Takamado participated in the traditional Nosai no Gi betrothal ceremony in Tokyo.
According to the newspaper, Asahi Shimbun, the ceremony:
“…marks the official engagement of Princess Noriko, 25, to Mr. Kunimaro Senge, 40, a senior priest at the Izumo Taisha grand shrine in Shimane Prefecture.
The ceremony was conducted at the home of the late Prince Takamodo in the Moto-Akasaka district of Tokyo. Prince Takamado was Emperor Akihito’s cousin.
After the engagement ceremony, Princess Noriko and her mother, Princess Hisako visited Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at their residence in the Imperial Palace and reported to them that Princess Noriko was officially engaged to Mr. Kunimaro Senge.”