Japanese Peace Posters and the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II

May 18, 2015 - August 31, 2015
Mānoa Campus, Hamilton Library (Bridge Gallery) Add to Calendar

On August 15, 1945 (Japan time), Japan surrendered to the allies and ended World War II. This came after the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan - one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki - killing over 100,00 people. To remember this devastation and to call for world peace at home and abroad, the Japan Graphic Designers Association collaborated with the Hiroshima International Cultural Foundation in 1983 to launch the "Hiroshima Appeals" poster campaign. This exhibit is a collection of posters that resulted from this campaign, as well as other posters by Japanese artists that promote world peace. The posters are taken from the permanent collections of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, and are brought to you by the Exhibits Committee of the University Library.

Event Sponsor
University Library, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Jack Kormos, (808) 956-4633, kormos@gmail.com, http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/about/exhibits/

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