Like many others here in our community, I have a soft spot for the Empress. These days she seems to be shining brightly. Let’s celebrate that with some of our favorite photos and gifs, showing the Empress’ best outfits, hats, and, of course, jewels.
I’ll start us off with the enthronement, and Masako in her traditional jūnihitoe.
The enthronement ceremonies provided so many good gifs. Here we have Masako and Mary, and a bit of royal cheerfulness, which I think we could all use these days.