Last week, the Emperor and Empress of Japan made an appearance at an awards ceremony, and there were some gorgeous imperial pearls on display for the occasion.
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the presentation of the Japan Prize in Tokyo on Thursday, April 13. Since 1985, the Japan Prize Foundation has bestowed the award on recipients whose “original and outstanding achievements in science and technology are recognized as having advanced the frontiers of knowledge and served the cause of peace and prosperity for mankind.” This year’s prizes were awarded to two scientific partnerships: Masataka Nakazawa and Kazuo Hagimoto, both from Japan, and Gero Miesenböck and Karl Deisseroth, who come from Austria and the United States respectively.
For the presentation of this year’s prizes, the Emperor was elegant in a tuxedo, while the Empress wore a blush-colored jacket and skirt made of (I think!) dupioni silk and lace.
With her ensemble, Empress Masako chose jeweled accessories set with pearls.
Her earrings feature a gold ribbon stud and a pearl drop.
And her necklace has a lattice-style design, also set with pearls.