"Hong Kong in Miniature" exhibition opens in Tokyo to showcase Hong Kong's cityscape and culture (with photos)
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     ‚ÄčAn exhibition entitled "Hong Kong in Miniature" Exhibition @Tokyo 2022, which showcases 40 miniature models that capture the uniqueness and vibrancy of Hong Kong, opened in Tokyo, Japan, today (July 28).

     Created by a team of over 100 miniature artists, architectural modelists and animators in Hong Kong, the miniature models depict Hong Kong's unique culture, cherished traditions, cityscape and aspects of daily life. The exhibits are presented under four themes, namely "Old and New", "Delicacies", "Traditions" and "Festivals". The highlights of the exhibits include a 1:750 model of Hong Kong's world-renowned Victoria Harbour that is being displayed for the first time overseas. Other works include Yue Man Square in Kwun Tong before redevelopment, the Xiqu Centre, a bamboo theatre, stilt houses in Tai O and the Cheung Chau Bun Festival, as well as old streets and shops in Hong Kong. Some exhibits have augmented reality features installed to enhance interaction with visitors.

     The Acting Principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo), Mr Thomas Wu, said he hoped that the miniatures would help the Japanese public see Hong Kong's progressive developments in the past 25 years after its return to the motherland.

     "The exhibition not only showcases the unique attractions of Hong Kong as a cosmopolitan city, but also demonstrates that Hong Kong is full of creativity and character and a place where the East blends with the West," he said.

     Organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) and supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Cathay Pacific Airways, the exhibition aims to promote Hong Kong's unique culture among the Japanese public and enhance the city's attractiveness as a travel destination. It is part of a series of events in Japan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

     The exhibition is being held in KITTE, a commercial complex next to Tokyo Station, until August 7. Demonstration sessions on how to create miniatures will also be held during weekends to promote cultural exchange.

Ends/Thursday, July 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:15

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