The former Japanese Ambassador Ehito Saito's ashes are carried through the streets of Washington DC.
Full titles read: "US HONOUR PASSING OF JAPANESE AMBASSADOR"
M/S of the Japanese flag at half mast outside the Japanese embassy in Washington DC (District of Columbia) in the United States of America. M/S of a framed photograph of the ambassador Ehito Saito. M/S of an urn containing his ashes.
L/S's of Japanese of four Japanese dignitaries carrying the the ashes in a ceremonial container toward a waiting hearse. Various shots of long procession through the streets of Washington heading towards the harbour. The ashes are transferred to the waiting battleship the 'Astoria'. M/S's of the large gun turrets on the ship. L/S's of the ship leaving for Japan leaving the former ambassadors wife and children behind.