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Princess's Wedding Dress Anime Inspired ?

posted on 2005-11-16 13:56 EST
Japanese Princess a Fan of Castle of Cagliostro

Japanese tabloid Hochi Shimbun reports that Princess Sayako's wedding dress was inspired by the dress worn by Lady Clarisse de Cagliostro at the end of Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro.

The dress was created for the princess by a designer that regularly works for the Japanese empress. It is said to be almost identical to the dress from Cagliostro.

Princess Sayako, 37, the youngest child of Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, married Yoshiki Kuroda, an employee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, on Tuesday morning at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Having married a commoner, Sayako has relinquished her imperial title and is now simply "Sayako Kuroda." Sayako will be moving from the imperial palace to a one-bedroom apartment in Tokyo.

Sayako was the first imperial daughter to marry a commoner since Princess Takako, her aunt, married a commoner in 1960.

According to her friends, Sayako was a fan of Hayao Miyazaki and Castle of Cagliostro and admired Princess Clarisse. One such friend showed the press a picture that Sayako had drawn of Princess Clarisse in the wedding dress.

Images of the couple and the wedding dress can be seen here.

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