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Japan at the Exhibition Expo Antwerp 1930
© Hersleven
Architect(s) : I. Shinoda

This 450 square metre pavilion was built by the Japanese architect, I. SHINODA, from Paris. It is made entirely of wood and is a faithful reflection of the light Japanese houses.

The interior exhibition is mainly related to Japanese trade, industry and shipping.
The offices of powerful global shipping companies such as the Nippon Yusen Kaisha are located here.
The South Manchurian Railway Company, the only expressway between Japan and Europe, is also represented.

Industrial and commercial firms such as Mitsubishi and Mitsui are represented. These companies not only work with soil products, but also export a whole range of manufactured goods to their counters in Europe and America.

Next to the Japan Palace stands a typical pavilion, also built by the architect SHINODA.

Under the directive of the General Government of Formosa, the local tea, so appreciated by the Europeans, is sold there and the delicate products presented by the Japanese Association of Canned Crabs are tasted.

© Guide Officiel - Anvers 1930