Great Manchurian Exhibition, Dairen, Manchukuo, 1933.

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City center Dairen, Manchukuo, with commemorative stamps for the Great Manchurian Exhibition, July 23-August 31, 1933. The Yamato Hotel is at right; the Supreme Court is at left.

Mukden, Manchuria (Manchukuo), c. 1940.
Miscellaneous scenes of Manchukuo, c. 1940.
Emperor Pu Yi (“The Last Emperor”), State Visit to Tokyo, 1935.

“Scores of thousands of people are expected to pass the turnstiles of the Great Manchurian Exposition which opens in Dairen on July 23rd and lasts for slightly more than a month.

“A complete record of life and development in Manchuria and the Japanese Empire will be given, including natural resources, community life, industries, transportation, mercantile activities and cultural features.

Great Manchurian Exposition, Dairen, 1933.

“… Dairen is expected to attract the greatest summer population in its history, as in addition to the many thousands due for the exposition, there will be an exceptionally large number of holiday and vacation residents. Heavy demands are being made on the city and district housing facilities.

“A large, diversified and comprehensive exposition will be staged on approximately 250 acres of a gently sloping land between Dairen and Hoshigaura, from July 23 to August 31. Already Y750,000 has been assured to the fair management through a Kwangtung Government grant and other subsidies. Rent of show space and the sale of tickets many double the amount. The monetary and other resources are deemed ample for the biggest, most representative fair ever held in Manchuria.”

The Manchuria Daily News Monthly Supplement, July 1,1933

The “Manchukuo Tower” illuminated at the Great Manchurian Exposition, Dairen, 1933.

Ama Jitsuenkan [海女實演舘], the “Manchuria Theatre” (see map below) at the Great Manchurian Exhibition, 1933.

Ground plan of the Great Manchuria Exposition, 1933. Source: The Manchuria Daily News Monthly Supplement, 1933.

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