|The Meiji Tiara (AFP/Getty Images)
The wedding day of an imperial princess seems like a good time to debut a section of the Tiarapedia devoted to Japanese tiaras, doesn’t it? To celebrate Princess Ayako of Takamado’s nuptials, we’re bringing you a look at the family’s sparklers.
|Princess Kako’s Tiara (TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Tiarapedia began in 2008 as a project devoted to collecting and sharing information about the provenance and ownership of royal tiaras from around the world. A decade on, we’re presenting an updated and expanded version of the project.
|The Takamado Diamond Bandeau (HENRIK MONTGOMERY/AFP/Getty Images)
Today’s new section focuses on the tiaras worn by the imperial women of Japan. From nineteenth-century heirlooms to twenty-first-century creations, the family’s tiara collection is truly fascinating — including the tiara that Princess Ayako wore for the last time this weekend.
|The Japanese Crown Princely Wedding Tiara (AFP/Getty Images)