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Modeled after an ancient Shinto shrine, the pavilion was surrounded by a garden adorned with pools, sparkling cascades and Japanese trees and shrubs. Talks on Japanese culture were given by native girls in colorful, traditional Japanese costumes.

Japanese Pavilion
Japanese Pavilion (1940) -
Courtesy World's Fair Historical Society - wf-150r

Japanese Pavilion
Japanese Pavilion photo from the Gottscho-Schleisner
Collection (Library of Congress)

Japanese Gardens photo DS-13 from the private collection of Dr. William R. Hanson
Japanese Gardens photo DS-13 from the
private collection of Dr. William R. Hanson

Japanese Pavilion
Japanese Gardens
Courtesy World's Fair Historical Society - wf-155r

Japanese Pavilion
Photo 276 Japan: Courtesy Arie van Dort

Japanese Pavilion
Japanese Pavilion (1940) -
Courtesy World's Fair Historical Society - wf-148r

Japanese Pavilion
Japanese Pavilion
Japanese Pavilion
Japanese Pavilion - photo 122;

Japanese Pavilion
Mikimoto Pearls Postcard
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Japan Booklet for the 1939 NY World's Fair
Booklet from the Japanese Pavilion
Courtesy of Bob Catania

Japan Booklet for the 1939 NY World's Fair
Mikimoto Pearls from the Japanese Pavilion
Courtesy of
Christine Johnson

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