Today in Smithsonian History: October 2, 1975
Emperor Hirohito of Japan at the National Museum of Natural History with Dr. Frederick M. Bayer, Dr. Joseph Rosewater, and Professor Hidemi Sato (University of Pennsylvania) on October 2, 1975. (Photo by Vincent Connolly, as featured in the Torch, November 1975)
October 2, 1975 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits the National Museum of Natural History while he and Empress Nagako are in Washington on a tour of the United States. The Emperor, who is trained as a marine biologist, conducts laboratory studies of a variety of marine specimens while at the Museum.
Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives
Posted: 2 October 2017