The Queen: Oh, erhm, hmmm. It’s, erhm…
Prince Philip: A box?
Empress Michiko: Yes. It is a late 19th century makie lacquer box with mother-of-pearl inlay.
Prince Philip: Did someone say lay?
The Queen: Mmm…well…
Emperor Akihito: I believe Her Majesty the Empress said inlay.
Prince Philip: You say it’s a box, old boy?
Emperor Akihito: Generally people address me as “Heavenly Ruler.”
Prince Philip: You say it’s a bento box, do you?
The Queen: Oh…erhm…why…
Emperor Akihito: (long sigh)
Prince Philip: And it’s filled with raw fish? Oh, how I do love fish.
Empress Michiko: Actually, it is a box used traditionally to hold a Buddhist prayer book.
Prince Philip: I’m simply mad for fish. I could eat the bloody things all day, every day. There’s nothing quite like putting one’s face into a fresh…fish. Ffff-ishhh. Why, I could practically eat the word. Num Num-nummy.
Empress Michiko: It is not filled with fish.
Emperor Akihito: Just take the picture.
The Queen: Lovely, erhm, just lovely.
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