Princess Takamado paying a visit to the Royal Łazienki
Her Imperial Highness Princess Hisako Takamado, who came to Poland for the second time, was visiting the Royal Łazienki. She contemplated the monument of Fryderyk Chopin together with the Modernist Garden, the Old Orangery, the Palace on the Isle, and the Myślewicki Palace.
Princess Hisako Takamado came to Poland in connection with the opening of the Japanese evening as part of the 31st Warsaw Film Festival and the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. During her visit to our country she promoted Japanese-Polish cultural and intellectual exchange.
Because of the genuine interest in nature and culture of the Japanese aristocrat, the plan of her visit included also the Royal Łazienki. Residents of Warsaw as well as tourists had the opportunity to see Princess Takamado by the monument of Fryderyk Chopin and in the Modernist Garden situated nearby, where she started the sightseeing.
Before, in the Outdoor Gallery, she watched an exhibition dedicated to the history of the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.
It was with great interest that Her Imperial Highness listened to the history of the Royal Łazienki which was presented by Barbara Werner, Chief Gardener of the Museum. She asked about the figure of Stanisław August and his royal collection of paintings which was described to her by Izabela Zychowicz, Deputy Director for Museum Affairs.
Princess Hisako Takamado especially enjoyed the Old Orangery together with the Royal Sculpture Gallery and the Orangery Garden, the Palace on the Isle and the renovated Myślewicki Palace, which has already been opened to the public after conservation. Her Imperial Highness took photographs of the monuments of the Royal Łazienki in person.
During her visit to the Museum Princess Hisako Takamado was accompanied by Ambassador of Japan Makoto Yamanaka together with his wife, representatives of the Japanese court as well as the embassy staff.
Her Imperial Highness is a fascinating person. She graduated in anthropology and archaeology. Her interests include observing and photographing birds. In addition, she is focused on ecology and environmental protection. She wrote two books. She is also the honorary president of the Japanese Kyudo Federation and patron of the Japanese Football Association.