Hitachi Couple Attend Memorial

Masihito, Prince Hitachi and Princess Hanako attend a WW II memorial ceremony at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery yesterday (the cemetery holds the ashes of 2,337 Japanese soldiers recovered from Russia and South Pacific Islands). For this event, Princess Hanako wore a smart black hat with square crown and a downward facing lampshade brim. This style of brim can often overwhelm the wearer but the reduced scale of this design works well for Hanako.

Princess Hanako, May 30, 2016 | Royal Hats

Princess Hanako, May 30, 2016 | Royal Hats

What do you think of this 1950’s inspired design on Princess Hanako?

Photos from The Asahi Shimbun and The Asahi Shimbun via Getty

5 thoughts on “Hitachi Couple Attend Memorial

  1. I’m not usually a fan of this style brim, but it looks perfect here, and the princess wears it beautifully.

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