Today, Mako Komuro—formerly known as Princess Mako of Akishino—celebrates her 31st birthday. Eleven years ago, when she turned 20, we saw her make her tiara debut in Tokyo. Today, we’re looking back at that glittering occasion, and chatting a little about Mako’s new life in America.
On Monday, the Emperor and Empress of Japan participated in an important annual memorial ceremony in Tokyo, remembering those who died in World War II.
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.