The Japan-British Exhibition of 1910: A historical re-assessment 100 years on


Date: 16 June 2010, 6:30pm
Venue: The Japanese Foundation, 10-12 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5EH
Tel: 020 8800 7101
Email:
event@jpf.org.uk
Web: http://www.jpf.org.uk
Organiser: The Japan Foundation

The Japan-British Exhibition was held at White City in Shepherd’s Bush in west London between May and October 1910 to celebrate the ongoing Anglo-Japanese Alliance. This was a massive undertaking by the Japanese government to improve the British image of Japan.

This lecture brings together a range of experts in order to place the event in its proper historical context. Professor Ian Nish will provide a general introduction; followed by Professor Kimio Miyatake of Hokkaido University, who will discuss the Ainu village included in the exhibition; Dr Meri Arichi from SOAS will focus on the display of fine arts at the exhibtion; with other experts on hand to comment including Professor Janet Hunter and Professor Toshio Watanabe. The event will be chaired by Dr Ayako Hotta-Lister

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