Scattertime again. I look forward to doing these posts. Its fun to assemble them and create the order. And I always find out new things myself during my research. So with that said, here we go into this week's edition!
This is Viscountess Hayashi, (born Misao Gamo). Her husband Hayashi Tadasu, was the first Japanese Ambassador to the Court of St James. Here she is in full court presentation regalia, for a court she attended on March 14, 1902, where she was presented to King Edward VII, and Queen Alexandra by the Marchioness of Lansdowne. Clearly, she had made sure to observe all the rules, since her costume is perfect in every tiny detail to what was required for full court presentation. Part of the reason for her presentation was her husband's successful completion of negotiations for trade between England and Japan. No doubt every eye in the room was on her, for all sorts of reasons.
And that, dear friends is the lot for this week. More to come, of course. Now, go have fun!