Japanese Princess Mako visited Santa Cruz in Bolivia

On the third day of her visit to Bolivia, Princess Mako visited Santa Cruz city in Bolivia. On July 18, Princess Mako attended celebrations that commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Japanese immigration to Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan (San Juan Japanese Colony), which is located 140 km northwest of Santa Cruz. A total of 1,684 people immigrated from Japan to San Juan from 1955 to 1992. Currently, 778 people from 240 households live in the settlement. The Princess attended a lunch and a dinner that were hosted by Santa Cruz's Governor Rubén Costas Aguilera.
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan - San Juan Japanese Colony
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress
Bolivia at the Colonia Japonesa San Juan Princess Mako style, fashion dress

25 comments:

  1. Girl what are you wearing. Its like 18th century!

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    1. all the family is always in another century

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    2. This is a fashion blog

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    3. This conservative outfit is typical of women in the Japanese royal family--all ages.

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  2. I love this color on her, she looks beautiful ! and the Governor looks like a gentleman

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  3. Sad, back to the 'oddly' dressed young woman. She broke free with a few outfits on this trip, but is back to the 'stepford' wives look.

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  4. Elle est très jollie et charmante, j’aime sa robe !

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  5. Not liking the grey dress as much as the others Mako has worn on this trip, but I think it is quite nice on her, just a little bland. I love her beautiful updo for the evening event. She is still young but it would be nice to see her wear her hair this way more often (and maybe do something different with the bangs?).

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  6. Love the evening look- dress & hair style! I don’t understand the childish, daytime hair. She’s a lovely young woman who is representing her country superbly.

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  7. dat blauwe kleed is veel te groot en die schoenen maken het geheel ook niet eleganter. Ik vond de oude keizerin altijd zo mooi en klassevol gekleed, maar de Japanse prinsessen lopen er 30 jaar te laat bij. De roze jurk, zie ik niets van op de foto kan ik dus ook niet beoordelen.
    Zie het mooie jurkje van Laetizia.

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  8. Huch, sie ist ja immer noch auf Tour! Ich habe sie auch einmal gegoogelt, weil mir die Familienverhältnisse in Japan ein bisschen aus dem Fokus geraten sind. Sie ist die Tochter des nächsten Tennos und die Nichte des jetzigen. Und, liegt da nicht eine Heirat in der Luft? Danach verliert sie ihren Titel und ist nicht mehr Mitglied der kaiserlichen Familie. Fluch oder Segen? Ich kann es nicht sagen. Es ist jedoch anzunehmen, dass die japanischen Hofschneider ihre Schnittmuster nicht oft erneuern oder variieren. Es sind die zwei Seiten Japans - ultramodern hier und konservativ dort. Das Kleid ist sehr konservativ. Diese Schuhform habe ich auch bei den anderen weiblichen Mitgliedern des Kaiserhauses schon gesehen - und in England, an der Queen. Na ja, es ist halt so in Japan. Sie scheint jedenfalls sehr liebreizend zu sein und ich kann ab und an auch einen kleinen Schalck im Nacken aufblitzen sehen.

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    1. Vielleicht ist der nächste Kaiser eher ein Bruder als ihr Vater.

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    2. Japan ist on top aber das Kaiserhaus hinkt mit Kleidung jahrzehnte hinterher.

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  9. Lovely look for the Pss.

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  10. Sie ist keine Tochter, sondern eine ältere Schwester ?

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  11. I do not understand why a 27-year-old is forced to dress like she raided her grandma's closet. And why did she wear white shoes to dig in the dirt? I have no doubt she feels a strong sense of duty to her family, but they can't be making it easy for her and her sister.

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    1. It's true, Chardonn8r, but the Japanese royal family and the Imperial Household are not like European royals. They have their own set of very, very conservative rules. Google Michiko the former Empress, and her terrible struggles when she married into this family. Masako, the current Empress, also suffered "adjustment disorder" (euphemism for depression) and retreated from public life for many years. The clothing the Japanese royal women wear reflects many strictures that European royals do not face.

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    2. Exactly, Pine.
      The Japanese feel relieved to see them to dress conservatively. They have the recognition that they are NOT fashion models. Japanese people have special feelings (that western people never understand )for the Imperial Family.

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    3. Pine and @5:15, I fully understand what you are saying and am quite aware of it. The problem is that times are changing, and these young women are becoming more educated and expected to be more worldly in their duties. I don't see how keeping women dressed exactly alike, no matter their age, sends a positive message. It is possible to dress conservatively and attractively, yet be age appropriate all at the same time. Crown Princess Kiko just wore a few dresses that were a nice example of this. I would never expect them to go crazy with their fashion, but a little variety would be nice. I think the younger generations would appreciate a small step toward individuality. The truth is very plain to see--the way the Imperial Family has rooted itself so deeply in tradition without wanting to modernize has left them with few heirs.

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  12. Bolivian population is mostly native from that part of South America. What in the world is this japanese doing there?

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    1. I am bolivian and exactly from Santa Cruz, your comment is offensive and is not related to fashion. Japanese imigrated to Santa Cruz centuries ago. She is there to celebrate that. That’s true Bolivia is not the most rich country but in someway japanese royalty felt it was a duty to say thank you to the country.

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  13. I like both of the dresses, the first one is more conservative. I loved the touch of the governor’s red tie.

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  14. I think both dresses suit a simple and conservative style. Whether this is “her” style, or something forced upon her, we will never know. But she certainly seems poised and confident at these international events. (V.M.)

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  15. I understand that the Japanese Royal Family is more conservative. However, there are ways of dressing conservative & modern while reflecting your personality at the same time. I struggle to tell her and her sister apart because there is nothing individual about their manner of dress. Even slightly bolder colors would make a huge difference.

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  16. I understand that the Japanese Royal Family is more conservative. However, there are ways of dressing conservative & modern while reflecting your personality at the same time. I struggle to tell her and her sister apart because there is nothing individual about their manner of dress. Even slightly bolder colors would make a huge difference.

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