The mikado (Son of Heaven) exercises monarchical powers, although the two legislative bodies suggest the laws.
Church and State are so closely welded that the mikado is regarded as a god.
Every loyal subject of the mikado's Empire is expected to be true to the ancient faith.
I think that was not so very long after the mikado made its debut.
The mikado himself dared not oppose him, for the military power of the empire lay within his grasp.
As Gilbert's "mikado" would say, "the punishment fits the crime."
The mikado's red robes shone resplendent; the lofty sheet of gold which formed, his crown gleamed upon his brow.
The mikado is lamenting a sudden realisation that he is too old for his love.
Offices of state in the mikado's court—the Dairi it is called—are above all in honor, objects of ambition even to the Ziogoon.
It will be remembered that this flower forms part of the mikado's arms.
1727, former title of the emperor of Japan, from mi "honorable" + kado "gate, portal." Similar to Sublime Porte, old title of the Ottoman emperor/government, and Pharaoh, which literally means "great house."