Princess Nori and her fiance-to-be, Yoshiki Kuroda, will formally become engaged in mid-March in a traditional court ceremony, according to sources.

The Nosai no Gi, or ceremonial exchange of betrothal gifts, is a private court ceremony during which an emissary for Kuroda’s family will visit the Imperial Palace bearing betrothal gifts including sake, sea bream and silk, as well as a list of the gifts.

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