Brochure: South Manchuria Railway from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair

This brochure for the South Manchuria Railway was issued as part of the Japanese exhibit at the 1933 – 34 Chicago World’s Fair “A Century of Progress.” The SMR (aka ?? “Mantetsu”) was one of Japan’s most important and profitable companies during the 1930s. The brochure is not as modern or stylistic as others but combines traditional Chinese images with modern graphic design.

Brochure: South Manchuria Railway from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair ??

Brochure: South Manchuria Railway from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair

Brochure: South Manchuria Railway from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair Inside ??

Brochure: South Manchuria Railway from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair Inside

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  • Darryl Yagi 7 October 2014, 23:43

    Please post Official Guide Book of Chicago’s Century of Progress World’s Fair. I am interested in the Japanese exhibit in the South Manchuria Railway building; especially the Japanese temple. I would like to know where the temple was constructed, such as, in Kyoto, Japan and the name of the temple.

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    • ayelet zohar 27 December 2014, 14:46

      Answering the previous question – the name of the original building in the Japanese Pavilion in Chicago 1893 is Ho-o-den, a copy of the perfect structure of Byodo-in, in Uji, near Kyoto.

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