It's very nice to see how the Empress is honouring the national colours of the countries she visits by coordinating her clothes. In Sweden she wore a blue kimono with the gold obi rather than her usual pink kimono; I was wondering how she was going to handle the Lithuanian national colours, but the pink kimono with the green and gold obi was an elegant way to do it.
excellent observation, Elspeth! i didn't even notice that. now i have to go back to look at the pictures you described.
and Diog, it must be my screen but i can't see the red assymetrical lines, if indeed it has, the dress would look more elegant.