Gouda Cheese Shop - Kaashandel Peters
Buy Dutch cheese and several other Dutch products online. Perfect for corporate gifts.

Wafelhuis Stroopwafels
Freshly baked stroopwafels in Japan. Sold online or at various outlets in Japan

Estate Wines Japan
Wine gifts in Japan. Offers fine wines with home delivery anywhere in Japan.

Hilton Nagoya hotel
Stunning views over central Nagoya.

Hilton Osaka Hotel
Right opposite Osaka Station.

Japanese street fashion

KLM Japan
Book KLM tickets online.

Nederlandse Vereniging in West Japan > article

• Living in Japan • Tokyo and Kobe, Japan 1955-57 in the eyes of a Dutchman

Op het ogenblik is er een tentoonstelling van foto’s van 1995 -1965 door twee voormalige Nedelandse bankiers in Tokyo en Kobe.

De tentoonstelling is te zien bij de Fujifilmsquare in Midtown in Tokyo tot het eind van de maand. Waarschijnlijk kunnen niet veel van onze leden naar de tentoonstelling zelf gaan, maar er is een leuke site met een paar interessante voorbeelden met uirvoerige Nederlands tekst en uitleg er bij is te vinden op http://www.xs4all.nl/~wichm/Japan2.html

“De werelden van IJsbrand”, een fascinerende serie in beeld en tekst van allerlei binnen- en buitenlandse ervaringen van deze schrijver/fotograaf.

Aangeleverd door Jan Koen Visscher

* When: 29/08/2008 – 30/09/2008 * Where: PHOTO IS Gallery, 1st floor, FUJIFILM SQUARE * Organized by: The Japan-Netherlands Society * Admission fee: FREE * Art Politics & History

The “PHOTO IS” gallery at FUJIFILM SQUARE is pleased to present the photo exhibition “Showa Japan seen through Dutch eyes”. It runs from August 29 to September 30, 2008. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and the Netherlands, while 2009 commemorates 400 years of commercial ties between the two countries. Fujifilm is celebrating these memorial years in the history of Japan and the Netherlands with an exhibition of photographs taken by two Dutchmen in Japan during the early postwar period Hans Brinckmann was born in The Hague. He joined a Dutch bank and was assigned to the bank’s Kobe branch in 1950, aged 18. At that time, Japan was still recovering from the devastation of the war that had ended only five years earlier. In 1957, a fellow countryman, Ysbrand Rogge, was sent to work at the same branch. Brinckmann and Rogge became fascinated with Japanese life and culture, and used their weekends to travel around the country capturing images of the lifestyles of ordinary Japanese at work and play, as well as scenery, traditional arts and crafts, festivals, religious ceremonies, etc., and, in 1960, the mass demonstrations against the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty. This exhibition presents a selection of the photographs taken by these two Europeans of a period in Japan’s history that is in danger of being forgotten by the Japanese themselves. Photographic techniques and equipment were originally imported into Japan from the Netherlands. The exhibition includes a display of several valuable archived documents and photographs testifying to this historical fact, thereby prompting visitors to once again contemplate the long-standing ties between Japan and the Netherlands.

1 September 2008 - Marco Bos

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