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Statue of the elephant Hanako.

2017-07-16 11:35:03 | その他

When I went to Kichijoji for shopping on the 14th of June I saw the statue of the elephant Hanako in front of the north side of Kichijoji Station.

This statue was put up on May 5th of this year.



And the north - south passage way of Kichijoji station was named Hanako way.


Hanako (Hanako, 1947 - May 26, 2016) is a female Asian elephant which was raised at Inokashira Natural Cultural Park in Musashino City, Tokyo.

She was the first elephant to come to Japan after the Second World War.

In January 2013 at the age of 66 she became the longest living elephant raised in Japan, renewing the domestic highest of record for Asian elephants.

She died on the 26th of May last year.

She was 69 years old.

I used to go see her when I was child.

In those days many children went to Inokashira Zoo to see her.

This is the real Hanako with my wife, my daughter and my granddaughter. 






That's it.

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