The Incredible Tale of the Elephant Who had an Audience with the Japanese Emperor

The Edo-era travels and adventures of Shiro the elephant

During the Edo era (1603–1867), Japan effectively closed its doors to the outside world. The Tokugawa shoguns had had enough of subversive European influences, such as…



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Diane Neill Tincher

Top writer in Travel. I’ve lived in Japan since 1987 & love learning, history, & the beauty of nature. Pls use my link to join Medium: https://bit.ly/3rNvCND