Japan Day in Liverpool 2013

By Anthony Leith

The Japan Society of North West England held their 'Japan Day' exhibition on 1 June 2013, at Liverpool Hope University. The JRS had a display at the exhibition complete with a working miniature railway built by Peter Dibben. The layout is still under construction and at present is without a name. Tentatively we have considered calling the layout either 'Ebisu-cho' (恵比寿町) or 'Hiranocho' (平野町) due to these names being fairly common names of suburban locations in Japan. The nature of suburban areas of smaller Japanese cities is the theme for this portable layout.

UPDATE - Since the time of the exhibition and this article, the layout has been named 'Hiranocho' (平野町), and will be exhibited at future Japan Day Exhibitions in the North West of England.

Below are some photographs of our stand on the day.

For further information about future exhibitions, please refer to the Japan Society North-West's webpage.

The Japan Society North West also made available a collection of videos from the day.


Peter Dibben & our Chairman Richard Tremaine discussing our layout with the adjacent Japanese Calligraphy stand  member.


Our main display board.


Close-up view of our layout.


Peter Dibben & Richard Tremaine taking another look at our stand during the day.


Another view of our stand.

All the photos in this page were taken by the author on 1 June 2013.

Page last updated 1 June 2016.

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