Naruhito, the Emperor violist

Naruhito, who is the new Japanese Emperor since the 1st of May 2019, is also a great music lover and a musician himself.

In fact, Naruhito plays the viola, as he demonstrated in many public concerts, where he played in an orchestra.

Also his parents are musicians: the former Emperor Akihito plays piano, while the former Emperarice Michiko plays the cello.

Naruhito became Emperor after the abdication of his father Akihito.