Emperor Akihito of Japan Visits the Smithsonian

ID: 94-7023-9

Creator: Minor-Penland, Laurie

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1994

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder August 1994

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Emperor Akihito of Japan is seen here peering into a microscope with David Johnson, a curator in the Division of Fishes at the National Museum of Natural History. His Majesty Emperor Akihito and Her Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Smithsonian in June 1994. The royal couple viewed selections from the Freer's world-famous collection of Japanese art. The emperor, who has a scholarly interest in marine biology, also visited with a group of fellow ichthyologists at Natural History.


  • Akihito Emperor of Japan 1933-
  • Johnson, David H
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum Division of Fishes


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Featured in Torch, August 1994

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder August 1994

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  • Marine Biology
  • Royal visitors
  • Museums
  • Microscopes
  • Museum visitors
  • Royal visitors--Japan
  • Museum curators
  • Marine biology




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  • Group, candid

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