Hirohito, Emperor Showa of Japan(1901-1989), Emperor of Japan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Hirohito was the 124th Emperor of Japan who reigned for over sixty-two years. In the west he was known by his first name Hirohito which means “abundant benevolence”. He became Regent in 1921, and undertook a six-month tour to Europe that year. During Hirohito's regency, a number of important events occurred including the General Election Law being passed giving all men above the age of 25 the right to vote.
glass negative, 11 May 1921