Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials
(Matsu-no-Ma (State Room),
(Photo: Imperial Household Agency)
A newly appointed foreign ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary presents his/her credentials to His Majesty the Emperor. The Minister for Foreign Affairs or another Minister of State must be present.
A horse-drawn carriage or automobile owned by the Imperial Household may be provided to the Ambassador and his/her party for transportation to and from the Imperial Palace according to the Ambassador's wishes.
Procession of horse-drawn carriages at the Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials
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