Former Japanese Princess Mako gets a job at the Metropolitan Museum
Japanese Princess Mako takes an unpaid job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which she moved to after marrying her college friend Kei Komuro.
Mako is part of the museum's Asian art collection and co-authored an exhibition of paintings inspired by the life of a 13th-century monk who traveled across Japan to spread Buddhism, the US Insider website reported on Tuesday.
Mako graduated from International Christian University with a degree in Art and Cultural Heritage, studied Art History at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland before obtaining an MA in Museum of Art and Exhibition Studies in 2016 from the University of Leicester, and worked as a researcher at the University of Tokyo Museum.
She married her boyfriend, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino, from Kei Komuro, who now works as a legal assistant at a New York law firm, in October 2021, in a simple ceremony without fanfare, and Mako renounced the title of princess after marrying a commoner in accordance with the law. in Japan.
"All I want is to live a peaceful life in my new environment," the former princess rejected the Japanese government's $1.3 million grant traditionally paid to royal women who lose their royal status upon marriage.