(Rensui (Dining Room), Imperial Palace)
(Photo: Imperial Household Agency)
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress hold luncheons or dinners on the occasion of visits to Japan by distinguished guests from abroad including State Visits, Official Visits and Official Working Visits, held at the Imperial Palace or the Imperial Residence. Luncheons and other gatherings inviting leading domestic figures are also held.
Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess and the rest of the Imperial Family sometimes join Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress and sometimes hold their own luncheons and dinners.