On 18 November 2015, H.E. Ambassador Sihasak Phuangketkeow presided over the ceremony of the presentation of an oil painting of a Thai elephant (Hanako-Playground) to the Royal Thai Embassy by the Bridge Asia Foundation and the Academy of Asian Arts and Culture. The picture was painted by the talented Japanese artist, Ms. Aki Fueda. The painting is now hanging in the entrance foyer of the office building of the Royal Thai Embassy. In addition, Ms. Fueda also presented the Ambassador with another painting of Hanako (Hanako-Greeting). After the ceremony, the Ambassador held a luncheon in the Residence of the Royal Thai Embassy for official ceremony guests. Hanako the elephant, is now 68 years old and she resides at the Inokashira Zoo, Tokyo.