Princess Mako of Akishino
(秋篠宮眞子内親王殿下 Akishino no miya Mako naishinnō denka
; born 23 October 1991
) the elder daughter of Prince Akishino (Fumuhito)
and his wife, the former Kawashima Kiko
, is a member of the Japanese imperial family
. She is the first-born granddaughter of Emperor Akihito
and Empress Michiko
and is currently a thrid-year student
Girls' Senior High School in Tokyo
Princess Mako has one younger sister Princess Kako, and a younger brother, Prince Hisahito.
Princess Mako has been something of an internet idol since 2004, when images of her in sailor fuku appeared on television. An image repository was set up, and a video featuring fanart of Princess Mako (with background music by IOSYS) was uploaded onto the popular video sharing website Nico Nico Douga, attracting over 340,000 views and 86,000 comments. The Imperial Household Agency, responding to a request for comment, stated that they are not sure how they should handle this phenomenon, since they see no signs of slander or insults against the imperial family.
- Personal history of members of the Imperial family at the Imperial Household Agency page : http://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e02/ed02.html