- Fifth panel of a silk-bound scroll by an anonymous Japanese artist of the Americans operating the telegraph for the Japanese observers. Under a thatched roof, the Americans set up and operate a telegraph, one of the gifts Commodore Perry presented to the Japanese as a symbol of Western advances in technology. The Japanese pay differing amounts of attention to the telegraph. Two Japanese officers hold a conversation independently of the action. One Japanese runs away from the telegraph, while another cowers in possible fear from the American to his right. There are other observers noticeable behind the straw fence. An unknown daiymou [feudal lord] flag flies in red and white.
- General notes:
- Part of a 12-panel scroll by an anonymous Japanese artist, origin unknown, but similar to other scrolls produced during this period, such as the Black Ship Scroll.