26 Apr. 2019
Photographs of royal family members are displayed at the house of royal aficionado Fumiko Shirataki in Kawasaki, Japan, February 21, 2019. Wherever Japan's royals go, there too goes Fumiko Shirataki: in summer heat and winter cold, to the ocean and to the mountains.
Except when it snows or rains too hard. "You can't get good pictures then - and if the camera lens gets wet, it might get damaged. I really worry about that," said Shirataki, 78, who has spent the last 26 years following and photographing Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and especially Crown Princess Masako. REUTERS/Issei Kato