Mr. Bingham to Mr. Evarts.
Tokei, Japan, December 1, 1877. (Received January 10, 1878.)
Sir: On the 30th instant, upon invitation, I visited, with my several colleagues, the Uyeno Park, to witness the closing ceremonies of the National Industrial Exhibition of Japan. The Emperor and Empress, with the imperial household and His Majesty’s ministers, were present. His Majesty opened the ceremony by an address, in which he declared his approval of the management of the exhibition and the conduct of the officials. His excellency Mr. Okubo, minister of the interior, and his excellency Mr. Kumamoto, governor of Tokei, each addressed His Majesty.
I have the honor to inclose translations of the addresses of His Majesty and of the officials on the occasion, as published in the Japan Daily Herald of this date.
The exhibition has been highly successful, and has been visited by several hundred thousand persons.
I have, &c.,