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:

RO said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

lol placebo at it finest.

Pat Hatt said...

or just plain delusion

Christine said...

Funny I wasn't expecting that

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Jenn said...

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

Martha said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

It would seem to be an insignificant change.

Kay said...

How funny. I didn't know this.

Fundy Blue said...

What a difference a year makes!