Hats From the Past

Some wonderful Imperial hats worn during the 1950s. Emperor Emeritus Akihito looks particularly dapper in his fedora in the third photo and you may recognize a young Prince of Hitachi, with sisters Princess Atsuko and Princess Takako in the first. The bottom photo shows Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako looking relaxed in summer hats worn to catch shellfishes at a beach outside the Hayama Imperial Villa in July 1963.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to forty-two years ago yesterday when Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed by the late Emperor Hirihito and Empress Nagako to Japan. While Empress Nagako’s turban makes a significant millinery statement, it pales in comparison to the Queen’s flower covered cloche.

Queen Elizabeth and Empress Nagano, May 7, 1975 | Royal Hats

Queen Elizabeth, May 7, 1975 | Royal Hats

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