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Consul General Kobayashi Attends the Opening Reception of a Japanese Artifact Exhibition at The Whyte Museum of The Canadian Rockies

On April 14th, 2018, Consul General Kobayashi visited Banff to attend The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies for the opening reception of the exhibition entitled, “From Morse to Whyte: A Dynastic Bequest of Japanese Treasures”, and offered remarks to the guests.

Dr. Edward S. Morse, an American marine biologist and grandfather to the museum’s founder, Ms. Catharine Whyte, as well as being the person responsible for discovering the Omori Shell Mound, previously sold a vast amount of Japanese works of art to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Peabody Museum, while leaving the remainder of his collection to his granddaughter Catharine. A great number of the treasured Japanese works of art now held by the Whyte Museum are those that had been donated by Catharine, and include Ukiyo-e, pottery, miniature structures, kimono, and Utagawa Hiroshige’s works of art. The exhibition is open for viewing until June 10th.