January 21, 2022

Online Exhibition in English: National Diet Library (Japan): "Expositions, Where the Modern Technology of the Times Was Exhibited"

The English language version of the exhibition was made available about two weeks ago by the National Diet Library in Tokyo.

This exhibition gives an outline of international expositions and Japanese industrial exhibitions in the late 19th century. About 740 images of the events and the exhibits show the industrial technology development of the time.

From Exhibition Web Site:

The National Diet Library has collected many materials related to international expositions with deep connection to the Japanese people. Based on such collections, this digital exhibition focuses on industry and technology.


This digital exhibition features many products and technologies that are no longer available today. Some people might think that science and technology are phenomena that make sudden leaps in development. However, behind these lie inventions and improvements made by many engineers. We at the National Diet Library hope that this review of the past events will provide an opportunity to recognize the importance of technological development.

Learn More/Direct to Exhibition from National Diet Library

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