Photo:Prinsess/ Coutness: Motoko Tokugawa and Roy in Tokyo 1969
Motoko Tokugawa b. Toda in Tokyo 29.mai 1907 of parents Count Ujihide Toda og Countes Yoneko Toda. Grandfather: Count Ujitaka Toda, who served as the first Ambassador for Japan to Austria in the period of 1887 -1889. Toda family was the Lord of Ohigaki provinse under Edo time 1603-1867.
Motoko was educated at The Imperial School in the years of 1913 -1924.
Motoko married 16.april 1926 with Count Satonari Tokugawa.
Tokugawa family high days was ended after 200 years of ruling time in Japan. The family was then fraction up in different branches and then the once so powerful family went back to an ordinary life, but still remembered and honored of the Japanese people.
Motoko-san, was the last arestocrate of here generation. Here children of today dosent have that privilage.
Some facts of childhood of Motoko:
Motoko Toda as child ( nr 2 from right)
Ogaki castle, Toda family
Count Ujitaka Toda
Mother/father; Yoneko og Ujihide
Ujitaka Toda: grandfather
Ujitaka Toda, Count and Japans first Ambassador to Austria
Prins Iwakura Tomomi Prins Iwakura( midten) og Ujitaka Toda (høyre)
Prins Iwakura Tomomi, Motokos grandgrand father.
Ujitaka`s wife was the daughter of Iwakura Tomomi.
Grand house in Tokyo, before earthquake.
Motokos family; housbond and children
My last photo of Motoko, year 1988. ( On the stone is written " Get of the horse "), one year later she died Motoko.
Motoko Tokugawa rest in the family gravyard in Ueno Parken i Tokyo: