Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fact of the Day: Empress Shoken

Born Masako Ichijo, Empress Shoken was a bit of a prodigy in arts and education when she was young. She was also of enough noble-birth to be a consort to an Emperor. However her biggest obstacle in marriage was that she was three years older than Emperor Meiji. The issue was "resolved" by changing her birth-date, but it only made it her only officially one year younger than reality but still older than her husband Emperor Meiji.  

10 comments:

  1. Goodness, it seems strange that age would make such a difference as that back then, Adam. Hugs...

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  2. Great post!
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    Have a nice day, dear!

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  3. Interesting. I am older than my significant other (5 yrs) and I admit it bothers me lol.

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  4. Well, that's interesting. I wasn't expecting that!

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  5. It would seem to be an insignificant change.

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  6. How funny. I didn't know this.

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