Emperor Akihito was made Knight of the Garter in 1998.
As such, he has armorial
bearings, which are prominently displayed in St.George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The above picture is due to Jochen Wilke,
who has included the name officially
given to Akihito's reign, in lieu of a motto: Heisei = "Achievement of peace".
[ © 2004 Jochen Wilke. This copyrighted image is reproduced here by permission. ]