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Sun Yat-sen and Umeya Shokichi: China and Japan 100 years ago

Sun Yat-sen and Umeya Shokichi: China and Japan 100 years ago
Honkan Room T5   July 26, 2011 (Tue) - September 4, 2011 (Sun)

  
Mr. and Mrs. Umeya Shokichi and Sun Yat-sen, From Umeya Shokichi Album, 1914, Collection of Ayano Kosaka

The end of the 19th century to the mid-20th century witnessed the birth of a new China. Active during this time were two men from China and Japan who shared a close bond. Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) was a man who devoted his life to the Chinese revolutionary cause. Umeya Shokichi(1868-1934) offered Yat-sen his heartfelt support, both morally and materially, whilst building the foundations of the Japanese movie industry.
This year marks the centenary of the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, an event in which Sun Yat-sen played a pivotal role. To mark the occasion, this exhibition will use primary materials from that time to tell the story of Yat-sen and Umeya Shokichi, their friendship and the people and places close to them.
At the centerpiece of this exhibition are around 260 items, such as rare photographs from the collections of Tokyo National Museum and Nagasaki University as well as photo albums and other related items from the personal collection of Ayano Kosaka, the great-granddaughter of Umeya Shokichi. We hope you can enjoy travelling back 100 years in time to places like Asakusa, Nagasaki, Shanghai, Paris and New York. Rarely exhibited up until now, these extremely valuable materials give us a chance to witness actual scenes from history.
We hope these materials, never before been shown to the public, can provide a vivid picture of China and Japan during those tumultuous times.

General Information

Period Tuesday, July 26 - Sunday, September 4, 2011
Venue Room T5, Honkan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing.)
Saturdays, Sundays until 18:00
Fridays until 20:00
Closed Mondays except for August 15.
Admission Adults: 800 (700) yen
University students: 600 (500) yen
High school students: 400 (300) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each.
* Advance tickets are on sale at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours, 30 minutes before closing hour) and Lawson Ticket (L-code: 31387) and other major ticketing agencies from Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 25, 2011.
* Special exhibition "Kukai's World: The Arts of Esoteric Buddhism" (Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, September 25, 2011, Heiseikan) requires a separate admission fee.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizer Tokyo National Museum, The Mainichi Newspapers
With the Support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Japan
With the special assistance of

Ayano Kosaka, Nagasaki Prefectural Government, Nagasaki University Library

With the Assistance of

CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN JAPAN, NIPPON EXPRESS CO., LTD., TOKYO STUDIO CO., LTD., HIBIYA MATSUMOTORO

With the Sponsorship of All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd, RINGER HUT CO.,LTD, Konishi Foundation For International Exchange
General Inquiries 03-5405-8686 (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website http://mainichi.jp/enta/art/sonbun/
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.

 

Highlight of the Exhibition

 

Mr. and Mrs. Umeya Shokichi with Sun Yat-sen   Haori Jacket Inscribed Xian mu (Wise Mother)
Haori Jacket Inscribed Xian mu (Wise Mother)
By Sun Yat-sen
20th century
Collection of Ayano Kosaka
Mr. and Mrs. Umeya Shokichi with Sun Yat-sen
From Umeya Shokichi Album
1914
Collection of Ayano Kosaka
 
 

 

Song Qingling Reading   Commemorative Photo at Hanayashiki
Song Qingling Reading
From Umeya Shokichi Album
1921
Collection of Ayano Kosaka
 
Commemorative Photo at Hanayashiki
By Teshigahara of Asakusa, Tokyo
1913
Collection of Ayano Kosaka
 

 

Chinese Women (Little Guazhu, Little Guabao)   Selling Household Utensils
Chinese Women (Little Guazhu, Little Guabao)
By Gong Tai Photography Studio
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Tokyo National Museum
(on exhibit from Jyly 26 to August 15, 2011)
 
Selling Household Utensils
By Gong Tai Photography Studio
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Tokyo National Museum
(on exhibit from Jyly 26 to August 15, 2011)
 

 

Taihe Men (Gate of Great Harmony)(「北京城写真」より)
Taihe Men (Gate of Great Harmony)
From Photographs of Beijing Castle
By Ogawa Kazumasa
1901
Tokyo National Museum
(on exhibit from August 16 to September 4, 2011)
 

 

Henan Road, Shanghai
Henan Road, Shanghai
From East Asia Photographic Collection
By East Asia Photographic Print Society
ca. 1931
Tokyo National Museum
(on exhibit from August 16 to September 4, 2011)
 

 

Sketch of the Tuileries Garden from the Rue de Rivoli, Paris   Stewart Residence on Broadway and City Hall Park, New York
Sketch of the Tuileries Garden from the Rue de Rivoli, Paris
From Photographisch Wereld Albums: Vol. V
19th century
Tokyo National Museum
(on exhibit from August 16 to September 4, 2011)
 
Stewart Residence on Broadway and City Hall Park, New York
From Photographisch Wereld Albums: Vol. XVII
19th century
Tokyo National Museum
(on exhibit from July 26 to August 15, 2011)
 

 

Nagasaki Harbor(『長崎港郷之景』より)   Atagoyama
Nagasaki Harbor
From Photographs of Nagasaki City and Environs
By Ueno Hikoma
Edo - Meiji period, 19th century
Tokyo National Museum
(on exhibit from July 26 to August 15, 2011)
 
Atagoyama
Meiji period, 19th century
Tokyo National Museum
(on exhibit from August 16 to September 4, 2011)