28 September 2017

Japanese Imperial Jewels in South America

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The Prince and Princess Akishino, the younger son and daughter-in-law of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, are currently on a week-long visit to Chile. Let's have a look at the jewels that Kiko wore for the start of her South American trip, shall we?




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On Tuesday, Fumihito and Kiko greeted Chilean citizens of Japanese descent in Santiago.


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Kiko wore a modified version of the usual daytime Japanese imperial jewelry "uniform" -- pearl earrings and a pearl necklace. For this event, though, Kiko's button earrings were a bit larger than the usual ones worn, and her necklace was multicolored, with some of the beads appearing to have a distinctive dark blue hue.


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For Wednesday's wreath-laying ceremony at Santiago's monument to Bernardo O'Higgins, however, Kiko stuck to the more traditional white jewels worn by Japanese princesses at day engagements.


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Here's a close look at her pearl earrings, single-stranded pearl necklace, and brooch. The silver-toned brooch features embellished, abstract leaf designs with a single pearl in its center.