On this day in 1959, Crown Prince Akihito of Japan married Michiko Shoda in Toyko. Today, we’re celebrating their wedding anniversary with a look at her iconic wedding tiara, which has now become a signature jewel of Japanese crown princesses.
On Saturday, the Japanese imperial family gathered in Tokyo for their annual New Year reception. The event was scaled back this year, so no tiaras—but we did get to see the first official engagement for the newest member of the group.
Today is my birthday, and what better present could I get than this: the chance to share a brand-new tiara-wearer with you! Princess Aiko, the daughter of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, has made her first official appearance in full formal dress as a member of the imperial family, and I’ve got all the details on her sparkling jewels!