File - Japan

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  • 1985 - 1986 (Creation)

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File consists of materials relating to Harrison's attendance at the 1986 World Congress on Children’s Books, 23 – 25 August 1986, sponsored by the International Board of Books for Young People, in Tokyo.

File consists of the following items:
• 22 July 1985 – reply to Masami Hanashiro regarding art exhibiting in Whitehorse
• 1 May 1987 – from the Mayor of Kobe, Tatuo Miyazaki announcing an exhibition of works by Kuni Masada and Ted Harrison October 15 – 20, 1987
• 15 September 1987 – list of people to invite to Kobe show
• 12 November 1987 – letter to Ron Marr regarding publicity for O Canada book in Japan
• 23 – 25 August 1987 – 1986 World Congress on Children’s Books, 20th IBBY Congress in Tokyo – itinerary Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, etc.
• 15 October 1987 – press notices in Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun
• Catalogue of Kobe art events including one page on Ted Harrison
• List of Speakers of IBBY 86 Tokyo, with Harrison’s notes on speeches by Miyoko Matsutani and Michael Ende, ana Maria Machado. Also three pieces of original brush-drawn calligraphy
• List of Participants of IBBY 86
• 10 November 1987 – letters from Masako Endo and Masao Ono (mayor of Ushiku) regarding donation of bronze statue to Whitehorse
• Polaroid photo marked “IBBY poster 1989”, one of Harrison’s paintings
• 9 October 1989 – letter to Yoji Umetani, Commercial Officer of Canadian Consulate in Osaka, regarding presenting a painting to Children’s Centre in Kobe
• 9 October 1989 – letter to Tokugo Okawara, Kobe regarding gift of painting to Children’s Centre, Kobe.
• 31 October 1989 – further details regarding donation of painting to Kobe
• 26 April 1996 – booklet in Japanese from Tadashi Takahashi, Ushiku, Japan
• Approximately 20 pages of photocopies of Japanese motifs [preparatory material for Harrison prints?]

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