Princess Mako touring Brazil

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Princess Mako touring Brazil

Princess Mako touring Brazil Princess Mako touring Brazil

Princess Mako, now on an official tour of Brazil, visited a museum dedicated to Japanese immigrants in the city of Sao Paulo on Sunday. She is the eldest daughter of Prince and Princess Akishino.

The Historical Museum of Japanese Immigration in Brazil was opened 40 years ago with the attendance of her grandparents, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, when they were the Crown Prince and Princess.

It displays the 110-year history of Japanese immigration to Brazil with photos and models. The country is now home to the world's largest community of Japanese descendants, numbering nearly 2 million people.

Princess Mako was told that immigrants worked hard to develop farmland s, living in shacks and threatened by dangerous animals and endemic diseases.

She said she learned how great their hardship was.

Earlier in the day, Princess Mako also visited Japan House in the city, a facility that showcases Japanese culture.

She saw an exhibit of aromas and flavors symbolic of Japanese culture, where she enjoyed an installation that invites visitors to find the smell of cherry blossoms from 81 bottles.

Princess Mako picked up the cherry blossoms bottle and said it smelled nice.

Her 2-week tour of Brazil is to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Japanese immigration and to promote friendship between the 2 countries.

Source: Google News South Brazil | Netizen 24 Brazil

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