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  • Dates and Times
  • June 29 - July 18, 2012
    Open everyday from 10:00 − 19:00(last entry: 18:50)
  • Venue
  • The Fujifilm Photo Salon at FUJIFILM SQUARE
  • Admission
  • Free
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Mountains that Jiro Nitta Loved ― from Mount Fuji to the Swiss Alps Centenary Celebration of Jiro Nitta

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Please note that this exhibition closed on Wednsday, July 18, 2012

FUJIFILM SQUARE is pleased to announce the photo exhibition "Mountains that Jiro Nitta Loved ― from Mount Fuji to the Swiss Alps" (a Centenary Celebration of Jiro Nitta) which runs from June 29 - July 18, 2012.
Jiro Nitta (1912 - 1980) is known as Japan's foremost "mountain novelist." Many of his works contain themes connected with mountains and feature characters that relentlessly pursue their dreams. Some of his novels, including Tsurugi-dake - Ten no gi (Mt. Tsurugidake), have been dramatized, and have earned Nitta a wide following of Japanese fans. His novels include mountains ranging from such Japanese mountains as Mt. Fuji and Mt. Tsurugidake to overseas mountains such as the famous Mt. Eiger in the Bernesse Alps in Switzerland.

This exhibition features a selection of beautifully photographed mountains contained in the novels of Jiro Nitta, including mountains from Japan to those of the Swiss Alps. The photos on display are enlarged silver halide prints enabling visitors to experience the power and majesty of these mountains that cannot be adequately conveyed in usual photo collections or leaflets.

The world-famous Jungfrau mountain railway is also celebrating the centenary of the opening of all rail lines this year. On a slope behind the Jungfrau station of Kleine Scheidegg is a memorial to Jiro Nitta, where several of his most treasured possessions are buried.

The exhibition also features a number of valuable photographs that relate the history of the Jungfrau railway, the only railway permitted to run in the UNESCO-inscribed World Heritage Site of the Swiss Alps. During the exhibition, several related events are planned, including a talk show on Switzerland (July 8) and a mini-concert featuring yodeling on June 30. We very much hope that visitors enjoy the exhibition and the range of attractions we have on offer.

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