Art / Openings In Tokyo


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

Tokyo National Museum

by Jae Lee

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.

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