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Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago 在シカゴ日本国総領事館
737 N Michigan Ave, Ste 1000, Chicago, Illinois 60611
April 10 — 25 at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago 在シカゴ日本国総領事館
May 5 -13 at the Japanese Culture Center — 日本文化会館
**This event is free and open to the public**
In the late 19th century, the Tokugawa Shogunate dispatched a delegation of Samurai later followed by the Iwakura Mission to the USA.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, when Japan ended its self-imposed isolation, the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago and the Japanese Culture Center will host a new photo exhibition, “The LAST of the SAMURAI”
This exhibition of 49 photographs, presented by the Japan Camera Industry Institute (JCII, Tokyo) and co-organized by Media Art League (Tokyo/Toronto), seeks to inspire the observer with the mutual friendship of our two respective nations, which endured turbulent times —before and after the Meiji Restoration— to promote understanding and peace for generations to come.
The exhibition, “The Last of the Samurai” introduces portraits of those two first diplomatic missions of Japan to the U.S., the latter of which also stopped in Chicago for one day.