While Empress Michiko’s 82nd birthday yesterday was a private celebration, photographers caught a glimpse of her son and daughter-in-law arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for the event. Crown Princess Masako repeated a bumper hat with pleated brim in the same pale gold moire taffeta as her ruffled neck suit- an ensemble she first wore for the Empress’ birthday last year. It’s not an exciting hat but it works well with the neck ruffle on Masako’s jacket and contrasts well with her dark hair.
Previously Worn: October 20, 2015
A short video of the Emperor and Empress was released for the Empress’ birthday, showing them in the garden of the Imperial Palace. Empress Michiko is not shown in a hat but the video is quite charming, I had to share.
Photo from Jiji