|Princess Mako's Tiara|
|L to R: Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, and Princess Kako, all in their respective tiaras|
At her coming of age ceremonyPrincess Mako has recently studied for her master's degree in Art Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. Her official duties for Japan are increasing, and she can be seen wearing her parure at the annual New Year's reception, which she attends with the rest of the family.
Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, the Pearl Poire Tiara, and many of the pearl drop tiaras owned by others. But stopping short of placing swinging pearl pendants in each arch makes me appreciate the movement seen in other examples, and makes me wish she could have had some pearls thrown in for a little variety (while still playing within the imperial guidelines, of course). Nevertheless, this is a substantial tiara, and one that suits her and her position as the eldest grandchild of the Emperor and Empress.
Would you make some changes, or keep this one just as it is?
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