Catching Up With the Mikasa Princesses

Princess Yoko and Princess Akiko of Mikasa were busy over the weekend with a number of engagements. On Saturday, Princess Yoko of Mikasa officially opened the 2014 Tokyo Motor Festival. For this event, she topped her grey pant suit (something we don’t often see on a Japanese royal princess) with a grey wool fedora hat. I want so badly to love this hat but I’m afraid the overly exaggerated pinches on this fedora make it look like someone sat on it – never a good look for a royal hat.

Princess Yoko, October 11, 2014 | Royal Hats

Princess Yoko, October 11, 2014 | Royal Hats

On Sunday, Princess Yoko attended the 40th anniversary of the Nagai Disabled Sports Center in Osaka. Her hat, a small black bowler with curled brim, was embellished with looks like a flat bow in the same teal green as the trim on her dress. I’m afraid the ensemble is a little too Charlie-Chaplin-meets-air-hostess for me to like it although it is nice to see a member of the Imperial family in even tiny flashes of vibrant colour.

Princess Yoko, October 12, 2014 | Royal Hats

Also on Sunday, Yoko’s sister Princess Akiko attended the 12th annual Road Race in Okayama (she’s seated at the right in the photo below). She wore what looks to be a black large scale fedora hat for this event. While it’s impossible to evaluate this hat with such a poor view, it seems like a chic and very fun choice, doesn’t it?

Princess Akiko, October 12, 2014 | Royal Hats

Photos from Sankei; Asahi and Mynavi

6 thoughts on “Catching Up With the Mikasa Princesses

  1. Sadly, the Imperial family does not have much say in what they are allowed to wear. The Imperial Household Agency has control over nearly every aspect of their lives. The black and teal hat was kind of cute, but I did not care for the others.

  2. The best part of this post if your “Charlie-Chaplin-meets-air-hostess” statement. How true!
    Nonetheless, repeating the teal from the dress in the hat makes for a striking outfit until one actually looks at the hat itself.

  3. Both of those hats miss it for me. I agree that it looks like someone sat on the fedora, and the bowler hat with the green accents, is pure kryptonite. Both hats just make the princesses look silly.

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