Princess Tsuguko of Takamado is the daughter of the late Japanese Prince Takamodo (who was a first cousin of the current emperor) and Princess Hisako Takamodo (who we saw last week as well as at the Swedish Royal Wedding earlier this summer). This week, Princess Tsuguko, who works at the Japan Committee for UNICEF, is on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka, To visit Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday, Tsuguko wore a classic white Breton hat with an upturned brim. I will admit that compared to the embellished European royal hats we usually see, this hat looks a little plain. It is however, rather large for a Japanese Imperial hat and breaks away from the pillboxes and brimless plates we usually see on the Imperial women. I would love to Japanese Princesses live it up a little with her millinery and since this seems a step in that direction, I’m going to be nice to this hat. It really is quite sweet.
Photo by Sudath Silva via ColomboPage