Prince Hiro, accompanied by his mother, Her Imperial Highness the Crown Princess Michiko, this morning attended the Spring entrance ceremony at Gakushuin (former Peer's school) Kindergarten.
L.S. Exterior of the Peer's school kindergarten in Tokyo.
M.S. The signboard "Peer's school kindergarten.
M.L.S the car is coming and stops in front of the kindergarten.
M.S. Prince Hiro, son of the Crown Prince Akihito gets down from the car accompanied by Princess Michiko.
M.S. Prince Hiro takes off shoes and gets on the slippers.
M.S. Prince Hiro put his shoes to designated box.
M.S. Prince Hiro comes back after he put his shoes to the box.
C.S. The signboard "Class Cherry"
M.S. The names of new pupils who enter this kindergarten.
M.S. Prince Narihito (his name)
M.L.S. Pan shot covering new pupils and their parents.
M.L.S. Prince Hiro watches the teachers.
M.S. Princess Michiko puts a badge on his breast.
M.L.S. Prince Hiro lines up together with new pupils
M.S. Prince Hiro in a line who are supposed to receive the first lesson by a teacher in this kindergarten.
M.L.S. Prince Hiro comes in the class room "Cherry" and sits down on his seat.
L.S. New pupils. 19 M.S. Teacher (School Mistress) congratulates for new pupils. 20.C.S. Mr. Yasunari Abe, Dean of Peer's college.
M.S. new pupils listened to teacher's advice.
M.S. Prince Hiro listen to teacher's explanation.
Only NHK cameraman is authorised to shoot this entrance ceremony. So we made a pool print.
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Background: Prince Hiro, accompanied by his mother, Her Imperial Highness the Crown Princess Michiko, this morning attended the Spring entrance ceremony at Gakushuin (former Peer's school) Kindergarten.
This Gakushuin or Peer's school was formally opened only for peer's class and Imperial Families, however, after the war, anyone can enter this school if one passes the examination as Japan abolished peer's class system after the war. Princess Michiko wished to send Prince Hiro to Kindergarten where he will be taught like ordinary children. The new class was divided into two classes such as "Cherry blossom" and "Fuji" and Prince Hiro was authorized to enter in the Cherry Blossom class. When Mrs. Ohoguma, school mistress in charge of the Cherry Blossom class called his name "His excellency Prince Naruhito", Prince Hiro answered "Yes sir" in a class room though they decided to call him just simply "Dear Prince" in a class room. 20 children were entered in each classes this year where they will be educated two years before they go to the Primary School.