Exhibition in honor of Helen Keller's 130th birthday in Hakodate, Hokkaido

The models of the Shinto shrine and the temple that Helen Keller actually touched by the hand are shown in the exhibition hall. The picture of Keller is seen far back right. (photo: http://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/news/culture/238028.html)

The exhibition in honor of Helen Keller's 130th birthday is being held on June 22-28 in Hakodate City, Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan.

Keller (1880-1968) once visited the city in 1937 and again in 1948. The Hakodate Society to support the education for the Bind and Deaf planned the exhibition in order to pass on the message that Keller left.

The Society exhibited the old photographs and the newspaper articles on Keller's visits, her autograph signature, and the wooden models of the temple and the Shinto shrine that had been built to introduce the Japanese culture to her.

Also the works by students of the Hakodate School for the Blind and the Hakodate School for the Deaf, and the history of the Society are introduced.

Free admission.

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