[DUTCH]

February Ao 1637 (which by the Lord of Firando, on behalf of the Company, were presented for the day for the audience and with his Majesty to accept the same, was refused) with reasonable reference provided that the same had summoned, handed over, saying notwithstanding a General mandate of his Majesty has gone out, by no State Councils any gifts are allowed to be accepted, will however from Your Nobleness that another is, and being Hollanders, the same gracefully accept. The State Council Sannickedonne accepted, provided that Oiedonne had accepted his presents, after several debates, the documents of the Netherlanders and the Portugeesen as well as Spanjaerden concerning and others also as his.

The day after in the late afternoon State Counsel Cangadonne summoned the trumpeters to hear [them] blow [= play], wherein [he] drew great enjoyment and mentioned Reijniers received license from his Nobleness to be allowed to leave from Jedo to Firando, such likewise was happened with Sannickedonne. Understood also through mentioned Daniel [Reijniers, that] the Portugeesen, after having been for 6: days in Jedo, obtained audience before the Majesty.

As well as that January 4, lastly the Coreesche envoys, being two principal Lord with their followers being accompanied by several excellent Japanese Nobility, arrived within the Imperial city Jedo, and according to following order, drove to their lodgment. [fol. 142r.]

First the play of the shawm [the predecessor of the oboe], drums, gongs, and pipes where behind that followed some with big sticks like rice pounders going with on each side of the street two and two by sides
Behind the same followed a youngster on horseback having some lances with a red banner in his hand, which on both sides again by three persons who held each a string with gold and silk braided , accompanied being with around 30 youngsters on horseback, having also each a small red banner in the hand, and dressed like the Chinese with a wide rimmed black hat, made of horsehair

Following this a paladin which was carried by 50: to 60 men, being on the inside lined with red velvet, in which stood a table with a lacquered box, where in were closed the letters to the Emperor of Japan, written in Coreesche characters.

This being a little bit passed, came again another performance with all kinds of instruments whereupon again a youngster sitting on horseback followed, having a blue banner in his hand, accompanied as the previous each with a blue banner.

Where after followed again a paladin in which a second person of the previously mentioned envoys dressed with a black satin skirt [=coat] carried was. A while after these having passed came around 400: horsemen having in the hand each a hammer with a sharp pin on front, (almost like the hammers from Zurat) which was the guard of the chief, or the principal of the envoys, who, sitting in the middle under the suite [= baldachin or canopy??], who was being carried in a black lacquered paladin, and  followed him another one.

After that the train around ¬ľof an hour had passed, came the guard of the Majesty of Japan, around 200 men, musketeers as lancers, going on his Japanese [= dressed in a Japanese way] all one, and one after the others, being the muskets dressed with red cloth, and on top a decoration of white feathers.

After that followed 8: to 10 norimorons [a special kind of palanquin which only higher classes could use], wherein the committed Japanese Gentlemen, appointed by his Majesty , accompanying the Correers.

And after her followed a big suite of Japanese Nobility sitting on luggage horses [mules?]. At last followed around 1000: mules which brought the luggage and the gifts of the Coreers.

This lasted around 5: hours before this train had passed, en no one of the spectators was allowed to stick his head outside of the windows or have any tobacco smoke come out of it, and were all passages well cleaned, and sprinkled with clean sand.

On  6: 7: 8: 9: and 10th ditto, Western winds, bleak, cold and rainy weather with hail.