Princess Akiko of Mikasa has been in the Niigata region this week to take part in the awards ceremony at a cycling race. On Monday, she visited a facility in Tsubane that makes hand hammered copper products. For this event, she wore a palest blue hat with tall, flat crown and downward facing brim. The hat appeared to be wrapped in a light layer of crin (or similar material) that lended softness around Akiko’s face. It’s a much larger hat than she usually wears and it’s nice to see her experimenting a bit with millinery.
Photos from Kenoh