History in Photographs
State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO and the Consulate General of Japan in Saint Petersburg, as part of the Year of Japan in Russia, present an exhibition “Japan–Russia Relations. History in Photographs.” The exhibition will include around 80 unique photographs and records, chronologically divided into three chapters.
Chapter 1 “Making the Acquaintance” will introduce visitors to the early years of Japan–Russia relations: the opening of the Russian official mission in Japan, the establishment of diplomatic relations, contacts between members of the Imperial families of both countries.
Chapter 2 “Conflict, Cooperation, War” is dedicated to the events of the Russo-Japanese War, subsequent cooperation, and World War II.
Chapter 3 “Developing Connections in the Post-War Era” will present the transition to a new level of relations between Japan and the USSR in the post-war period, the timeline of development of exchanges between citizens of both countries in various domains, from economics to science and sports, as well as perspectives of development of bilateral political relations and economic collaboration today.
The Consulate General of Japan in Saint Petersburg
Welcoming address by Japan’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa KozukiWelcoming address by Consul General of Japan in Saint Petersburg Yasumasa Iijima
Welcoming address by Japan’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki
Welcoming address by Consul General of Japan in Saint Petersburg Yasumasa Iijima
A modern outlook on photography of the Meiji era (1865–1912), the period of the ‘opening of Japan’ and the modernization of foreign policy after two centuries of national isolation
Authors awarded by Japan Newcomer Award of the Photography Society of Japan
Images by 40 Japanese photographers
Realised by the Japan Camera Industry Institute with the support of the Russia-Japan Society