Chiyoda no On-Omote (The Front of Chiyoda Palace) Sanno Festival(Royal Visit at the Sanno Sairei Festivities) Korean Ambassador’s Grand Procession with a White Elephant at the Sanno Festival while the spectators look on.

Publisher: Fukuda Hatsujiro

In 1897 the Emperor of China made the gift of a rare white elephant to the Emperor of Japan. The elephant is depicted here caparisonned and being led in a procession by elaborately dressed bandsmen.