Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan attended a swimming competition yesterday as part of the 13th National Sports Festival for People with Disabilities. The empress must have heard your recent compliments about her grey hat (a slightly larger hat than she usually wears) as she wore a similarly sized hat in cream with slate blue trim. We’re used to seeing her in teeny tiny saucer hats; I think this larger sized saucer hat suits her very well.
Photo from The Asahi Shimbun
From what I’ve seen here, this empress usually wears very small hats, yes? This hat looks bigger and it looks very nice on her.
Yes, many of Empress Michiko’s hats are very small. This one is one of her largest hats.
It’s nice and she chose a color other than gray!