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The Renovated Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library

 Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library has changed from an ordinary library where visitors check out books and study materials, into one that creates and shares culture. In spring this year, as the first event of the transformed library, a special exhibition, “Looking Back on Good Old Osaka in Maps and Photos,” will be held. The exhibition includes maps and photographs from Nakanoshima Library’s collection, such as “The Mock Painted Picture of the Great Osaka,” a bird’s-eye picture of Osaka City drawn in 1929; Semba Fukugen Chizu, a restored map of the area near Semba elementary school around 1935; “Townscape Midosuji,” a brightly colored illustration of Midosuji drawn in 1984; Midosuji Emaki, a picture scroll depicting scenery along Midosuji, in 1991. Data concerning Nakanoshima Library since its opening in 1904, railroad guides (mostly prewar) in the Kansai region, and picture cards with street scenes, will also be displayed. Please enjoy the exhibition that will familiarize you with the history of Osaka.
 The opening ceremony will be held on April 1, with Mozuyan, Osaka Prefecture’s vice-governor character in charge of public relations, in attendance. Guided library tours will help visitors feel the charms of modern architecture in the 112-year-old Nakanoshima Library building, which has been designated an important cultural property. Please take this opportunity to get a feeling for the history of Nakanoshima Library and the culture in those days.

 Nakanoshima Library is pleased to start providing cultural information in a new perspective starting on April 1, 2016.
[ Special Exhibition ]
    Period and Hours: Fri, April 1 – Sat, April 30
                   9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
    Venue: Exhibition room (3rd floor of Nakanoshima Library)
[ Opening Ceremony ]
     Date and Times: Fri, April 1, 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
     Venue: Nakanoshima Library
[ Guided Library Tours ]
     Date and Times: Fri, April 1, 11:00 a.m. / 1:15 p.m. / 3:30 p.m.
     Venue: Nakanoshima Library
        * 15 guests maximum for each guided tour, on a first-come-first-served basis on the day 

Renovated Nakanoshima Library
1-2-10 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka City
Contact : Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library
Phone or E-mail +81-6-6203-0474