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Hi forum members,

since I have shown my DSO to a Japanese navy officer, here a GCMG bestowed to a Japanese statesman in 1906. Takaaki Kato was Minister of Foreign Affairs when Prince Arthur of Connaught led a mission to Japan to present the Order of the Garter on behalf of King Edward VII to Emperor Meiji. Kato later became Japanese ambassador to the Court of St. James. When he was ambassador in London, he had a mantle made for his GCMG, which, together with the order including collar, is in my collection.

Hope you enjoy the pictures, 

Pieter

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a picture of ambassador Kato in London and his collar & mantle GCMG

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Edited by pieter1012

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Very Nice!

Although I find the cloak a bit overboard... most students at Hogwarts would as well! :-)

Having said that, it is a fantastic cloak!!

 

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Well, I guess the ambassador didn't want to appear underdressed before the British King.

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Fantastic and beautiful piece thank you for sharing it with us :)

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