Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko concluded their visit to Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures last Friday with a visit to Tohoku University where they continued to look at reconstruction initiatives carried out since the great earthquake and tsunami which devastated the area in 2011. For this engagement, the Empress repeated a small saucer hat in the same black and white mini-check as her suit. The first time we saw this hat, the blocked bow was adorned with small blossoms which were removed for this outing. The result is a more streamlined hat that I think works better with the graphic bow- what do you think?
Previously Worn: January 19, 2015
Photo from Getty as indicated