Empress Masako visited Momijiyama Imperial Cocoonery

sericulture was initiated by Empress Dowager Shōken, the wife of Emperor Mutsuhito
On May 29, 2020, Japanese Empress Masako visited Momijiyama Imperial Cocoonery at Imperial Palace. During the visit, Empress Masako fed mulberry leaves to silkworms in the Imperial tradition of sericulture. The silkworms are expected to start spinning cocoons in several days' time.
sericulture was initiated by Empress Dowager Shōken, the wife of Emperor Mutsuhito
Empress Masako has taken part in silkworm farming, a tradition that has been passed down among Japanese empresses since the late 19th century. Empress Masako visited a facility in the palace compound where silkworms are grown, and fed them mulberry leaves.
sericulture was initiated by Empress Dowager Shōken, the wife of Emperor Mutsuhito
sericulture was initiated by Empress Dowager Shōken, the wife of Emperor Mutsuhito
sericulture was initiated by Empress Dowager Shōken, the wife of Emperor Mutsuhito
Following in the footsteps of Empress Michiko, Empress Masako is continuing the tradition of empresses being involved in sericulture. The imperial tradition of sericulture was initiated by Empress Dowager Shōken, the wife of Emperor Mutsuhito who reigned between 1867 and 1912 and was posthumously called Emperor Meiji. The Imperial Household Agency says silk produced at the Imperial facility has been used in gifts to foreign dignitaries.
sericulture was initiated by Empress Dowager Shōken, the wife of Emperor Mutsuhito
sericulture was initiated by Empress Dowager Shōken, the wife of Emperor Mutsuhito
sericulture was initiated by Empress Dowager Shōken, the wife of Emperor Mutsuhito

7 Comments

  1. Tailleur gris-perle gansé de blanc qui va à ravir à Masako ; même si elle est masquée, nous devinons son délicieux sourire !

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  2. The Empress looks beautiful. I love this soft grey suit. Combined with her pearls she looks very elegant.

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  3. I think she's wearing a pants suit. Whatever ........ perfection.

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  4. It's wonderful to carry on the tradition.

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  5. Elegance at every level. Just lovely.
    - Anon 9:13

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  6. What a lovely tradition. Beautiful suit, and the pearls look great against that dove gray.
    Chel

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