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Posted 5/17/08
When they exhumed the body of Princess Kazu-no-miya, they found what appeared to be a tin type photograph in a glass frame in her casket. Unfortunately the photograph had oxydized, and they couldn't determine whose photo it was, but all accounts point to the fact that she had genuinely loved Lord Iemochi, so there's a strong possibility that it was a photo of him. She passed away in 1877 at the age of 32

The real Princess Kazu-no-miya Chikako




After the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Lady Tenshou-in (a.k.a. Atsuhime, Lady Tokuko) spent the remainder of her life tutoring and concentrating on the education of Tokugawa Iesato (from the Tayasu branch of the Tokugawa) who became the head of the main Tokugawa family. She passed away in 1883 at the age of 48, and she's interred next to her husband, Lord Iesada in Tokyo.

The real Lady Tenshou-in her 40s
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Posted 5/19/08 , edited 5/19/08
Here's another picture of lady Tenshou...

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Posted 5/19/08
so princess kazu really loved her shogun?is there any accounts in english where i can read up on the details?
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Posted 5/19/08 , edited 5/19/08
I haven't found anything in English. I saw a special on NHK a while back that featured the relationship between Princess Kazu-no-miya and the Shogun Iemochi and how they spent every chance they had with each other before went on deployment never to return. I think it was a historical program called "Sono Toki Rekishi ga Ugoita" or something like that.
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Posted 7/6/08 , edited 7/6/08
where is the pic of real princess kazu?
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Posted 11/5/08 , edited 11/6/08

Kazuhime

Another Fact:
Tenshoin-sama is the first woman in Japan to use a sewing machine
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