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Friday, July 22, 2011

TOKYO

"Sun Yat-sen And Umeya Shokichi: China And Japan 100 Years Ago"

Tokyo National Museum


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"Mr. and Mrs. Umeya Shokichi and Sun Yat-sen" (1914). Sun Yat-sen is shown seated. COLLECTION OF AYANO KOSAKA

In celebration of 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, this exhibition focuses on rare photos and documents of Sun Yat-sen, who played an important role the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty during the Chinese revolution, and his relationship with Shokichi Umeya, a film producer and promoter from Japan who supported Sun Yat-sen's revolutionary beliefs.

The images on show depict not only Sun Yat-sen and Umeya but also portray what life was like during their lifetimes in various parts of the world, including Tokyo, Nagasaki, Paris and New York; till Sept. 4.

Tokyo National Museum; (03) 5777-8600; 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku; 10-min walk from Exit D of Ueno Station, JR lines. 9: 30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m., Sat., Sun. till 6 p.m.). ¥800. Closed Mon, except Aug 15. www.tnm.jp.

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