Naruhito and Masako from Japan: tiara and ceremonial costume for a rare parade


The time was at the party in Tokyo. On November 10, 2019, three weeks after his accession to the throne, the new Emperor Nahurito and his wife Empress Masako performed a rare parade through the city. All smiles from his convertible, the couple greeted the thousands of people gathered for the occasion, a Japanese flag in hand. As reported by AFP, some of the audience had camped all night to secure a good spot along the brief 4.6-kilometer stretch of half an hour.

Many people unfortunately did not manage to see the imperial couple at its parade, the first since its marriage celebrated in 1993. "We came because it's a unique opportunity in a lifetime", told 64-year-old Yoko Mori, who arrived from Saitama northwest of Tokyo."But it's a shame, we just could see the car. I'm so worried about taking a picture that I barely looked at myselfThis event was originally scheduled for October 22, but was postponed out of respect for the victims of Typhoon Hagibis, which killed more than 80 people and caused enormous damage.

At the side of her husband, dressed in a Western costume, Empress Masako appeared radiant. To complete his immaculate outfit, the 55-year-old ex-diplomat pulled out his magnificent Meiji tiara, inherited from his mother-in-law, Empress Michiko. A precious jewel that she had already worn for dinner in honor of the accession to the throne of her husband, given last October 22 at the imperial palace. A historical event for which many royal personalities had made the trip, thus offering a real parade of diadem and tiaras: Queen Letizia of Spain and her husband Felipe VI, Victoria of Sweden and his father King Carl XVI Gustaf, Maxima of Netherlands, Mary of Denmark …

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