Below is a list of the tiaras worn by the women of Japan’s imperial family; it includes only the tiaras currently worn by the family, not historical tiaras or tiaras whose ownership is currently uncertain. Click on the title of the tiara to be taken to pages with fuller histories, large images, and much more information. Enjoy!
The Mikasa Kokoshnik: A diamond tiara in a classic kokoshnik shape. Worn by Princess Mikasa. Worn as a wedding tiara by Princess Mikasa.
The Mikasa Pearl Drop Tiara: A low-profile diamond tiara that includes several round pearls suspended in open arch sections. Originally worn by Princess Yasuko of Mikasa, and returned to the imperial vaults on her marriage in 1966. Worn by Princess Yasuko of Mikasa and the Princess Takamado.
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The Takamado Floral Necklace Tiara: A diamond necklace with a central diamond pendant in a floral design, able to be placed on a frame and worn as a tiara. Worn by Princess Ayako of Takamado.