Emperor of Japan (born 1901) from 1926 to his death in 1989. Hirohito’s reign was marked by rapid militarization and aggressive wars against China and the United States. Following the devastating result of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in World War II, he renounced his divinity in favor of a democratic constitutional monarchy. Absolutely stunning full-length vintage matte-finish 8 x 10.75 photo of Hirohito and Empress Nagako, beautifully signed in thick black ink in Japanese by both. Photo is housed in its original presentation frame, with the Imperial Standard along the top, to an overall size of 10.25 x 13. Photo also comes in its gorgeous original custom-fitted, blue velvet presentation case. In fine condition. Despite his long life, few Hirohito autographs have ever been made available to the collecting public, especially in signed photos, particularly of this caliber. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.