Japanese Royal Engagement

The Imperial Household Agency announced the engagement of Princess Noriko of Takamado to Mr. Kunimaro Senge today. Mr. Senge is the eldest son of the chief priest of Izumo-taisha grand shrine in Shimane Prefecture; the wedding will be held in Izumo Taisha in October. The happy couple attended a press conference today where Princess Noriko looked radiant in a bubblegum pink satin bowler hat. 

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Princess Noriko, May 27, 2014 | Royal Hats

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Princess Noriko, May 27, 2014 | Royal Hats

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Photos from Getty as indicated and The Imperial Family of Japan

8 thoughts on “Japanese Royal Engagement

  1. I really like the colour on her and I like the way the brim frames her face, but I’m really not sure about the crown of the hat and the flowing hair. True about the 80’s vibe…

  2. The Princess does look pretty, but her outfit scrams 1980s. She also needs to learn that old adage, “hat or hair” and adopt a more suitable hairdo, such as a chignon, when she is wearing a hat.

  3. She looks like a lovely girl and very happy. But I do wish the young women of the Japanese RF didn’t always feel the need (or the obligation!) to dress like Princess Diana, circa 1982.

    • Princess Noriko looks happy, but the bubblegum pink outfit with a big bow on it looks too much like children’s wear. She is a beautiful Princess, but does tend to copy the late Princess Diana’s style a bit too often. I don’t understand why a Japanese Princess is wearing an English bowler hat, but I must say that it does suit her. But there is just too much pink! Her jewelry looks good. Her future husband has put on a similar pink tie which is cute.

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