The Japan National Tourism Organisation in conjunction with Manly Council, Taito City Assembly and the Japan Foundation in Sydney, has launched a new Japanese exhibition in Sydney to showcase tourist destinations in a historic light.
Unveiled last night at the Japan Foundation Gallery, the Hiroshige¡¯s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido exhibition commemorates the 30 year anniversary between sister cities Manly City (NSW and Taito Ward (Tokyo) and includes up to 20 woodblock photo prints taken during the Taisho era (1912-1926).
Showcasing locations along the Tokaido Road running between Tokyo and Kyoto, Taito City Assembly chairman Masayuki Aoyagi told guests that the exhibition was not only a symbol to commemorate the long standing ¡®sistership¡¯ but also a move to deepen friendship between Australia and Japan.
The exhibition is open to the public from 13 July and will run at the Japan Foundation Gallery until 9 August this year.
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