The Taiwan Exposition: In Commemoration of the First Forty Years of Colonial Rule
The Taiwan Exposition: In Commemoration of the First Forty Years of Colonial Rule was an exhibition held in Taihoku Prefecture in 1935, the 10th year of Hirohito's reign, to mark 40 years of the establishment of Japanese Formosa (now Taiwan).
|The Taiwan Exposition: In Commemoration of the First Forty Years of Colonial Rule|
Sugar Industry pavilion
|Name||The Taiwan Exposition: In Commemoration of the First Forty Years of Colonial Rule|
|Building||Sugar industry pavilion|
|Visitors||over 1 million|
|Country||Taiwan under Japanese rule|
|City||Taihoku (now Taipei)|
|Opening||10 October 1935|
|Closure||28 November 1935|
|The organisers were unable to find a suitable single site for the exhibition, and originally selected two sites in Zhongshan District, with a fourth in the more remote Beitou hot springs area. But, following concerns that this was too focused in the city centre one in Daitōtei was added,|
Zhongshan Hall area, Ximending
The first area was in front of the recently completed Taipei Zhongshan Hall, Ximending, hosted the large ceremonies, showed Taiwanese agriculture, forestry, railway construction, mining, sugar and telecoms; displays from Japan, Korea and Manchuria and Japanese businesses including Mitsui & Co. and Nippon Steel Corp.. It was 4.29 hectares big.
There were displays from Formosa itself, Japan, Korea and Manchuria.
National Taiwan Museum area
The "First Cultural Pavilion" was housed in what is now the Taiwan National Museum.
Beitou hot springs
A site away from Taipei in the Beitou hot springs area was used to promote tourist attractions in Taiwan and plans for Datun National Park (now Yangmingshan National Park) and was housed in a "'Grass Mountain Exhibition Hall".
The first two areas were both central Taipei, which led to local gentry making a request for a third exhibition area elsewhere in Taipei, in Daitōtei (now Twatutia).
This area hosted the "South Pavilion" which showed products from Siam (Thailand), the Philippines province and the Fujian Province, along with information about plans for Japan's future expansion.
- Allen, Joseph R, Exhibiting the Colony, Suggesting the Nation: The Taiwan Exposition, 1935
- "Taiwan's Most Prominent Exposition". Retrieved 8 March 2019.
- Special Exhibition｜Back in their times: a visual history of Taiwan from the 1930s to the 1960s, 20 December 2018