"Blind monks examining an elephant" by Itcho Hanabusa. LOC description: Ukiyo-e print illustration from Buddhist parable showing blind monks examining an elephant. Each man reaches a different conclusion based on which part of the elephant he has examined. 1 print : woodcut, color. 1888. Blind men examining an Elephant. Image File:Blind monks examining an elephant.jpg from Wikimedia, in public domain.