While Emperor Hirohito died on January 7, 1989, his state funeral wasn't held till February 24.
Note the funeral procession; I'm assuming the hearse is a Nissan Prince Royal, and the Nissan Prince Royal Limousines are used as well. The huge fleet of Toyota Centuries might've been property of the Imperial Household Agency. I'm assuming that some of them might be used by the Palace Guards (given theirs 4 of them up front before the hearse). Note the open top Toyota Crown and Cadillac police cars. Also note that both the hearse and the limos both wear the Imperial Standard on the license plates areas. Anyone can ID the bikes, and explain why some have the sidecar on one side and the sidecar on the other side?
NOTE: It's split into 9 parts, so you might be advancing abit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tISFbOPR ... er&list=UL