Catching Up with the Japanese Empress

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan hosted an autumn garden party at the Akasaka Imperial Gardens in Tokyo yesterday. Empress Michiko wore a new petite white saucer hat trimmed with origami ribbon blossoms and hand painted flower stems.

Empress Michiko, Oct. 31, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Princess Kiko, Princess Hanako of Hitachi, Princess Yoko of Mikasa and Princesses Tsuguko and Noriko of Takamado also were in attendance (from left to right below).

Empress Michiko, Oct. 31, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Empress Michiko, Oct. 31, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

On Monday (October 28), The Emperor and Empress visited Kumamoto prefecture. Our cries for Empress Michiko to wear more colour must have been heard because she wore cerulean blue!  Her hat, another one of her petite saucers, was adorned only with a very simple bow but I’m not complaining because the colour was just lovely on the Empress. Happy claps!

Empress Michiko, Oct. 28, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Photos from FNN News, Imperial Family of Japan, and Kyodo via The Japan Times

4 thoughts on “Catching Up with the Japanese Empress

  1. The Empress looks really great in this color, even with the hat looking like it will fall of her head, it’s still great to see her out. Every time I see pictures of her it makes me think of a woman being tortured and locked inside herself. I just feel so sorry for her and all the women in this family!

  2. The Empress is a lovely and elegant lady. She looks very nice here. I wish she were allowed to wear color more often! She looks very beautiful in blue. Maybe the Imperial Household Agency reads your blog and allowed her a little bit of color!

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