Catching-Up with the Imperial Royals

October 9, 2022: Princess Tsuguko in a dark green hat with short saddle brim and side spray of feathers to visit the Sakura City Museum 

October 31, 2022: Princess Hisako toured a glamping site in Takanezawa in an ecru brimmed hat with side spray of burgundy feathers. 

November 2, 2022: Princess Nobuko attended a Red Cross convention in a streamlined ivory hat with upturned kettle brim. Later in November, she was diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer and began treatment- we all wish her the very best and a full restoration of health. 

November 4, 2022: Princess Akiko attended a university’ anniversary celebration in an oatmeal hued hat with brim and diagonally striped hatband.

November 8, 2022: Empress Masako repeated a white silk covered brim hat for the anniversary of a national recreation program

November 12, 2022: Crown Princess Kiko arrived in Oita Prefecture in a dark burgundy bowler shaped hat trimmed with a rose made up of the same fabrics as the hat and her tweed suit. 

November 12, 2022: Princess Akiko wore a deep grey flared brim cloche with mulberry hatband for a health and welfare festival in Kanagawa. 

November 13, 2022: Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the 41st National Sea Enrichment Festival in Hyogo Prefecture. Empress Masako wore a cream brimmed hat with royal blue hatband whimsically trimmed in a wave shape. Brilliant!

November 13, 2022: Crown Princess Kiko attended the 45th National Tree Growing Festival in Oita in an oatmeal fabric covered bowler-style hat with tall, horizontally stitched hatband. 

November 21, 2022: Members of the Takamado family attended a ceremony at Toshimagaoka Cemetery to mark the 20th anniversary of Prince Takamado’s death. Princess Ayako, now Ayako Moriya, attended with her husband and elder son Jo. Former Princesses Yasuko and Masako also were in attendance. 

November 22, 2022: Princess Hisako attended a Red Cross event in a repeated ivory brimmed hat with pale lilac slim hatbands and a net veil wrapped crown. 

November 26, 2022: Empress Masako repeated a deep green hat with black hatband and high, upturned brim edged in braid to mark the centenary anniversary of the Japanese Scout Association. 

December 3, 2022: Princess Tsuguko wore an ivory hat with jaunty stitched brim for to open a youth forum. 

December 5, 2022: Empress Masako repeated a dark burgundy felt brimmed hat with wide diagonal striped hatband for an award ceremony for persons with disabilities.

December 9, 2022: Empress Masako repeated a pale blue silk covered pillbox for a visit to Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emeritus Michiko on her 59th birthday.

December 23, 2022: Empress Masako repeated an ice blue silk jacquard covered hat to visit Emperor Emeritus Akihito on his 89th birthday.

December 29, 2022: Princess Kako wore a vibrant red hat with floral trim to visit the Emperor and Empress and her grandparents, the Emeritus couple, on her birthday. 

 

Empress Masako’s hat with wave-shaped blue hatband is the standout here for me! Which hats here catch your eye?

Images from Getty as indicated  

4 thoughts on “Catching-Up with the Imperial Royals

  1. Princess Kiko”s dark burgundy bowler shaped hat trimmed with a rose made up of the same fabrics as the hat and her tweed suit is the stand out for me. It seems like we are seeing more colored hats in the Imperial Japanese family. I hope this isn’t just a seasonal phenomenon, but continues all year round!

  2. The Takamados overall still hold first place for me with their wonderful hats, including those worn at the memorial for Prince Takamado.

    Princess Kiko wins some major points from me in that wonderful mulberry cloche featuring the lovely two-fabric floral trim. A wonderful color and style that departs from her usual choices.

    Seeing Empress Masako repeat one of my favorite hats (the burgundy wide brim with the patterned hatband) was such a delight, as was the forest green bumper hat.

    Finally, while I do love the color and like the overall idea of Kako’s cloche, it does have the feel of schoolgirl hat (a la Madeleine of the book series) to me at the same time, but that could just be the angle in the photos.

    Wonderful catching up with the Japanese royals, who continue to be faithful hat wearers!

  3. I agree that the Empress’s cream with the wave hatband is a standout. She looks wonderful in this bright blue. I also like Kiko’s burgundy since I love when the Imperial royals break up the monochrome looks. Tsuguko’s dark green and Kako’s red are also charming.

  4. Empress Masako,s pale blue silk covered pillbox is my favorite but I always enjoy a good pillbox hat. I am also like all of the rich color in so many of the hats.

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