Japanese Royals Mark Anniversary of Peace Treaty

The other major royal hat we missed during coverage of the Dutch Inauguration was Sunday, April 28, when Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended a ceremony in Tokyo marking the anniversary of the San Francisco Peace Treaty signed in 1952. The Empress chose one of her characteristic small saucer hats, this one in white with a grey and white striped bow (Michiko also wore this hat in November 2009 for Akihito’s 20th anniversary of accession to the throne) . The choice of a white hat and dress to celebrate a peace treaty was certainly appropriate and I liked this hat more than I like many of her other ones. Michiko’s hats are often very small or look like flat plates on her head. but I thought shape and scale of this one was better suited to her. What do you think?

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