Japanese influences on local communities


ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo is one year away. An event on a global scale where some of the best athletes in the world will compete on the world stage in many different types of sports. Many people from different countries, races, backgrounds, and creeds will join together in the spirit of competition.

Even though there is a 6,586 mile distance between Elmira and Tokyo, not to mention the Pacific ocean, some Japanese cultural influences can be felt right here in the Twin Tiers.

The Gannett-Tripp Library, located on the campus of Elmira College, is hosting an exhibit of Japanese Woodblock Prints.

This exhibit is called “Hiroshige: Prince of Woodblock Prints” and opened in May of 2019. The exhibit will run throughout the summer. It offers a very unique look at Japanese art and printmaking.

The exhibit is open to the public and admission is free. Gannett-Tripp Library is open from 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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