Inokashira Park was given to Musashino’s Kichijoji by the emperor and within the park is a zoo exhibiting many types of plant and animal life. In 1954 an Asian elephant was obtained from Thailand, named Hanako, and raised ever since. In 2013, Hanako was the oldest Asian elephant in Japan and loved by everyone. 2017 is the 100 year anniversary of Inokashira Park and would have been the 70th birthday of Hanako.

Unfortunately, Hanako died at the age 69 on May 26th,2016. Following this tragic death, not only Musashino citizens, but people from all around visited leaving flowers and expressing their grievances.

In order to commemorate the 69 years of beloved memories, Musashino has decided to erect a bronze statue depicting Hanako.

Breakdown of usage of funds

All proceeds will be used to carve, transport, install and any other related expenses.

Scheduled placement

In the plaza in front of the North exit of Kichijoji Staion by May of 2017.

Fund raising deadline

Accepting funds until March 31st, 2017. (Subject to change based on amount of proceeds)

Donation Method

Bank account wired transfer (foreign remittance)

■The bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, LTD.

Kichijoji branch number: 220

Swift code
Japan Tokyo-to, Musashino-shi, Kichijoji-honcho 1-15-2,
Account number
Name of account owner
Kichijoji hanakozosecchi jikkoiinkai
Kichijoji Hanako Statue Placement Execution Committee
(Japanese: 吉祥寺はな子像設置実行委員会)


Kichijoji Hanako Statue Placement Execution Committee Office
(Musashino city hall, Industry Promotions Section)