I want to take a moment the day before this most quintessential of U. S. holidays to appreciate some non-Western clothing, and a smart diplomatic choice by Empress Masako. The Empress and Emperor Naruhito met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Emine Erdogen. The Empress wore an elegant green kimono with a delicately embroidered… Continue reading Random Royaling – Empress Masako
Note: We will avoid discussion of American politicians, political wives, and policy on these U.S. state visit posts. We will instead focus on the royals, and we ask that you follow suit in the comments. Thanks! Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako held their first state visit, hosting the U.S. President and First Lady. The Empress,… Continue reading U.S. State Visit to Japan
Today, Emperor Akihito will abdicate his position and Crown Prince Naruhito will become the new Emperor of Japan. Naruhito's enthronement ceremony will be held in October , and I'm sure we'll have some coverage of that. For now we are going to concentrate on one of my fave things...tiaras! Crown Princess Masako has not been… Continue reading Moving on up!