Japanese Imperial Family attended the New Year's Lectures 2022

Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Kako, Princess Mako and Princess Aiko. Kosho-Hajime-no-Gi

On January 14, 2022, Emperor Naruhito, Crown Prince Fumihito, Princess Kako and other members of the Imperial Family attended the first ceremony of Imperial New Year's Lectures 2022 (Kosho-Hajime-no-Gi) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Kako, Princess Mako and Princess Aiko. Kosho-Hajime-no-Gi

Empress Masako could not attend the event because she was ill, but she plans to attend Poetry Reading on January 18. Princess Aiko could not attend because of university exams. Crown Princess Kiko currently cannot attend imperial events because she is still mourning for her late father.

Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Kako, Princess Mako and Princess Aiko. Kosho-Hajime-no-Gi

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  1. Quand même un peu de couleur lumineuse de la part de Kako et de la princesse assise à gauche de l'empereur ; dommage de ne pas voir Masako et Aiko indisponibles toutes les deux !

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    1. Well, well, some colour in the robes.
      Have they been reading our blog?

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  2. Anonymous15/1/22 11:28

    Finally other colours than usual. A red and a deep pink dress. From what I can see of it, I prefer the red one worn by princess Kako I think. She even wears a headbank instead of a hat. They start copying very slowly the European queens and princesses.

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  3. Anonymous17/1/22 19:53

    Por fin un poco de color, espero sigan por ese camino

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  4. red and pink, how comes?

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  5. Love Kako's red gown!!! Beautiful deep shade of red--and its gorgeous on her. Nice to see the Japanese ladies wearing color at an official event.

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  6. The royal ladies look beautifully attired, love the deep burgundy splash of colour and deep pink. They look very elegant.

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  7. Princess Kako looks fabulous! I can't remember ever seeing one of the Japanese royals wearing red.

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  8. Anonymous18/1/22 04:35

    I think the colors are beautiful for the ladies gowns. My hope is that Empress Masako heals quickly from her illness. jj

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  9. New Year's Lectures and Poetry Reading (today!) are a little different where dress code is concerned. New Year's Reception is a white tie event (black tailcoat), with chain of office (or order chain), sashes and tiaras for the ladies (not this year, jewel wearing was toned down because of Covid). The readings require court dress or morning dress, meaning cutaway for men and long (yes, colours are allowed) dresses with hats for the ladies.

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  10. Anonymous18/1/22 21:22

    Princess Kako looks fantastic in red!! What a lovely dress & headband :) Really very new, but great for the ladies of the Japanes Royal Family to wear red and bright pink (Princess Hanako, looking stunning!!)

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