Princess Mako of Akishino, who is a member of the Japanese imperial family, visited Cusco, Peru, last weekend, in the middle of her tour of South America to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Japanese Immigration. Mako San, as he is called by his closest relatives and friends, arrived in Cusco on Saturday and immediately moved to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu. During his visit, and how could it be otherwise, he received the honors from local authorities, such as the mayor of Cusco Victor Boluarte, who stressed the importance of his visit, which strengthens the Peruvian-Japanese ties; the aforementioned authority, gave him a cusqueña rod of command, symbol of power and distinction.
The princess visited, whatever historical monument she could; among those that stand out, the Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun, on which stands the convent of Santo Domingo; He also visited the Cathedral of Cusco, where he could see the canvas of the “Virgin of Bethlehem”, painted at the beginning of the 16th century and the image of the Lord of the Earthquakes.
The princess will continue her trip through South America visiting Bolivia, before returning to Japan.