Emperor Naruhito hosted the 2nd Daikyo-no-Gi grand banquet

On November 18, 2019, The second and final round of "Daikyo-no-Gi" grand banquets, hosted by Japanese Emperor Naruhito, took place at the Imperial House in Tokyo. The latest round was attended by 280 people including Empress Masako, Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako and other members of the imperial family, prefectural governors and representatives from various fields.
Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako and other members of the imperial family
Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako and other members of the imperial family
Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako and other members of the imperial family
Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako and other members of the imperial family
Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako and other members of the imperial family
Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako and other members of the imperial family
Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako and other members of the imperial family

22 comments:

  1. Magnifique Masako dans cette couleur rose avec de très jolies perles ; superbe broche !!!

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  2. Never get tired of seeing the ladies of the imperial family in their beautiful soft colors. Blossoms in a sea of grey, lol. But for me the star of this show is the magnificent room in which this event is taking place. Those murals (or are they painted screens?) are stunning.

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  3. Still celebrating in Japan! These royal Ladies are good Dressers I must say, conservative and impeccable!

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    1. Agree with you.

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    2. Does anyone know why all the royal ladies wear hats but the Empress does not in several recent ceremonies? I would also like to know the significance of the same colour hat(and mostly I think the same fabric)as the gown worn?

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    3. The Empress is “hosting” the event, so she does not wear a hat. Her mother-in-law, the Empress Emeritus, did the same thing.

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  4. Here we go again, the 100th coronation/enthronement ceremony!
    At least Empress is wearing a different lovely colour.
    jules

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    1. Dear Jules, DSC gave you a detailed, very polite explanation regarding the imperial ceremonies and their significance. Why then all this cynical disregard for Japanese traditions?

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  5. They all look sweet and pretty, however they all look like they are from the 1950-60s...

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  6. I love E Masako's gown very lovely indeed. I would love to take a peek into her jewelry box. Great looking pearl. Also nice to see other color gowns on the other Imperial ladies.

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  7. Love how the style in Asia is like 1950s Western styles. They look beautiful!

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  8. Lovely to continue to see the Japanese ladies in their beautiful pastel colours. Disagree with Jules. Happy to see these celebrations last as long as possible.

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    1. I agree. If they were not done what would we blog about?

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  9. Très belle Masako.
    La classe et l élégance.
    Elle me semble heureuse,et pour moi c est le principal.

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  10. La ropa de Masako va cambiando poco a poco. Este vestido es bonito y menos aburrido que los que a lucido hasta ahora.

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  11. I do like the colour and fabric (lace) of the Empress' dress. And the unusual vintage handbag carried by Princess Mako, reminding of tapestry embroidery, or cross-stitching, which were immensely popular in the Edwardian age (and had a re-appearance in the 1950/60s. We will see more of them all in due course, as the Empress's birthday comes next and then the whole New Year's Court ceremonies. But the Enthronement ceremonies are done now.

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  12. All the ladies look so elegant and graceful. The Empress as always beautiful. The colours of the outfits are soft and feminine. Love the pearl jewellery, superb.

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  13. Joann - I think I've said this before, but I admire the Japanese royal court for holding to their own traditions - especially as it relates to dress. They are remaining true to themselves and avoiding every fashion trend. We don't know how they dress in private life, but I love their exquisite tailoring and simple lines.

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