Japanese Princess Hisako Takamado arrived in Saransk on Tuesday to watch her nation play their opening World Cup match against Columbia, marking the first visit to Russia by a Japanese royal in over 100 years. The princess was shown a collection of artworks by famous Russian sculptor Stepan Erzia at the Mordovian Erzia Museum of Visual Arts. The princess' visit is the first to Russia by... Еще member of the Japanese imperial family since 1916, the year prior to the Russian Revolution. As the Honorary Patron of the Japan Football Association, Takamado attended every World Cup since 1998. The Blue Samurais take on Columbia at the Mordovia Arena on Tuesday.