Days 1-3 Tokyo Visit Recap

Crown Princess Victoria is currently undertaking a 4 day visit to Tokyo to attend sessions on Sustainability. She is also attending follow up sessions of the Keystone Dialogues which she attended and is Patron of in the Maldives last November.  

On Tuesday, after arriving at the hotel, Victoria changed and had the opportunity to meet with the Japanese Emperor and Empress. 

Following this, Victoria attended a briefing of Japan and sustainability at the Swedish Embassy. It was reported that Victoria was only scheduled to stay for an hour, but she stayed an upwards of 3 hours. 

In the evening, she attended a dinner at the Swedish Residence for the Japanese fishing companies and fishery experts who were in town for the seminars the following days. 

On Wednesday, Victoria began her day by visiting AEON, a Japanese supermarket, in order to hear about the efforts they have in place for sustainability. While on this visit, Victoria was given a mini set of chopsticks for each Oscar and Estelle

Photo: Kungahuset.se

Photo: Kungahuset.se

Following this visit, Victoria attended a Seminar on the UN Global Sustainability goals hosted and organized by the UN University in Tokyo. The theme of the seminar is to promote the UN's global sustainability goals with special focus on sustainable seas.

In the evening, Victoria attended a dinner hosted by Princess Takamado at the luxury restaurant Tofuya in central Tokyo. This was a private dinner although photographers were allowed to take photos of the arrival. 

The following day began with a visit the fish market Tsukiji Market. Tsukiji Market is the biggest wholesale market for seafood in the world and since this trip is focusing on fisheries and sustainable sea initiatives, it is a very obvious choice when planning the agenda. 

Following this, Victoria met the winners of the Swedish Embassy's contest on sustainable seas and had a real Swedish Fika with them. A Fika is the Swedish concept that every day you should take a few minutes to step back and have a break. Often Fika is synonymous with a coffee break but it really is the concept of intentionally taking a few minutes out of your day to step back from the busy go-go-go nature of life and catch your breath/catch up with a friend.

After this Fika, Victoria visited Hama Rikyu Gardens, a traditional Japanese garden. Hama Rikyu Gardens is located at Sumidaflodens mouth. The park is surronded by a moat filled with seawater and was made into a public park on the site where a house of samurai clan Tokugawa was in the 1600s.

Following this, Victoria attended a seminar, "Doing the Sustainable Business the Swedish Way" at the Swedish Embassy. The seminar will address the importance of sustainable business. Swedish companies talk about their CSR activities, followed by a panel discussion between Swedish and Japanese companies.

Finally, Victoria closed out the day by attending a reception at the Swedish residence for the participants at the seminar "Doing Sustainable Businesss the Swedish Way" and representatives of the Swedish business community in Japan.

As for fashion, let's break it down by days: (new pieces are in italics

Day 1:

Arrival at the hotel:
Greta Stockholm Alexandra Cashmere Jacket
Baum und Pferdgarten Mandisa Blouse
By Malina Shannon Trousers
Rizzo Azelia Pumps
Unidentified Bag

Meeting with the Emperor and Empress:
Elie Saab Cotton Blend Lace Dress
Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito' pumps in Rose Pink Patent Leather
Lanvin for H&M Floral Brooch (worn in hair)
Elie Saab Gold Metal Clutch

Briefing at the Embassy:
H&M Conscious Collection Dress

Day 2:

AEON Visit:
Old Dress of Queen Silvia's from 1980's
Saint Laurent Suede Pointed Toe Pumps
Rizzo Porza Crossbody Bag