July 8: Crown Princess Kiko wore an ivory hat with high, rounded crown and short kettle brim with tall hatband at a convention in Tokyo.
July 8: Crown Princess Kiko attended the 54th Aiiku Team Member National Convention at Meiji Kinenkan in Tokyo. She is President of the Imperial Gift Foundation Boshi-Aiiku-kai (Mother & Child Association). About 100 people participated. 📸 https://t.co/bVUQ6Yp9KSpic.twitter.com/VgVftplgkM
July 14: Crown Princess Kiko repeated an ice blue silk covered pillbox for a Red Cross event in Tokyo and Princess Hisako wore an interesting draped purple hat with flying bows for a technology award ceremony.
July 23: Princess Anne in a casual natural straw trilby with navy hatband while Princess Yoko repeated a blue brimless hat.
Earlier this week, The Princess Royal visited SafeLane Global, who has become a recipient of The Queen's Award for Enterprise. Princess Anne saw a demining demonstration, a sea mine showcase, and a UXO presentation. HRH also met SafeLane employees. 📷 @SafeLaneGlobalpic.twitter.com/yA4wFwDn7r
July 23: Princess Yohko of Mikasa attended the "22nd Independence Awards," sponsored by social welfare corporation Arinomama, at the Welfare Plaza in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. She is chair of the awards selection committee. 📸 https://t.co/UlKzPCQQQDpic.twitter.com/SPKW5eDeHS
The Imperial Princesses in ivory hats last Monday for the Spring Equinox court rituals at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo
March 21: Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and Princess Kako arrive at the Imperial Palace to attend Spring Equinox court rituals. They arrive separately because the Crown Prince couple change into traditional clothes. 📹 https://t.co/dF2I0XuZ2Hpic.twitter.com/UXNMEhkNbv
Last Sunday, Princess Akiko wore a pink cuffed cloche to award the Japan University Rugby Football Championship.
January 9: Princess Akiko of Mikasa attended the 58th All Japan University Rugby Football Championship Final at the National Stadium in Shinjuku, Tokyo. She is Honorary Patron of Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) https://t.co/63IJfeeGEB
On Friday, Princess Kako wore a black silk covered bowler hat to mark the anniversary of Emperor Showa’s death while Princess Hisako and Princess Yoko were spotted arriving at the Palace Sanctuaries in streamlined cream hats.
January 7: Imperial family attended a ceremony marking the anniversary of Emperor Showa's death at the Palace Sanctuaries. Princess Kako worshipped at Emperor Showa's mausoleum in Hachioji, Tokyo. 📹 https://t.co/Wkkqhgzv6Fpic.twitter.com/uuyoudIfL1
In last weekend’s “Extra’s” post, we celebrated the December 5 official presentation of Princess Aiko following her 20th birthday, dazzling in a diamond tiara and necklace borrowed from her aunt, Sayako Kuroda.
It turns out that members of the Imperial royal family also gathered for this celebration, the ladies in hats as well! Princess Kako was seen arriving at the Imperial Palace in her pale sage green silk jacquard covered calot hat with cuffed bumper brim, trimmed with a spray of silk flowers on the side.
Princess Hanako repeated her dark green velvet hat with clamshell-shaped bumper brim trimed with an ostrich plume and bow at the back. Princess Yuriko wore a turquoise printed silk draped pillbox (or maybe a toque shape?) with rolled rose and leaves made of the same fabric, placed on the side of the design.
Princess Nobuko looked to be wearing a new dusty pink silk covered pillbox high on the back of her head. Princess Yoko repeated her tall salmon pink silk covered pillbox wrapped in a double fringe of feathers in the same hue. Princess Akiko looked to be wearing a new cream hat with shallow crown and brim covered in a beautifully draped hatband that tied in a side bow.
Princess Hisako repeated a salmon pink velvet pillbox with indented pork pie crown, trimmed in pink, peach and burgundy velvet applique flowers that also embellish the neck and shoulder lines of her matching gown. An interesting note from Imperial family expert Prisma- while this ensemble dates back until at least 1992, it was worn, most recently, in January 2014 by Princess Noriko! Princess Tsuguko looked to be wearing a silvery blue silk covered pillbox that I believe is new.
Sayako Kuroda was also seen arriving at the Imperial Palace to greet the Empress on her birthday in a pleated ecru calot hat.
December 9: Crown Prince Akishino and Sayako Kuroda visited the Imperial Palace for Empress Masako's scaled-down 58th birthday greetings. They represented the Imperial family, former royalty, and relatives. 📹 https://t.co/WjgMUVvLeIpic.twitter.com/e4fosMXmJ5