Empress Shoken and the Red Cross Exhibition Open

The Japanese Red Cross Society is pleased to present an exhibition on Empress Shoken and the Red Cross, March 26 – May 28, 2012 at the Meiji Jingu shrine.

This exhibition is held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Empress Shoken Fund. The fund was created by Her Majesty the Empress of Japan in 1914 to support Red Cross and Red Crescent activities worldwide. Since then, it has grown, thanks to contributions from the Japanese government, the Japanese Red Cross Society, the Imperial Family and the Meiji Jingu shrine.

Each year, the Empress Shoken Fund supports a wide range of initiatives, from tuberculosis programmes to first-aid training, from blood collection to community projects. Since the inception of the fund, more than 150 Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies worldwide have benefited from the philanthropic initiative by the Empress.

This exhibition is to introduce the late Empress Shoken and her fund to everyone. Please feel free to drop in to have a look.

Princess Kiko attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, March 25.

Princess Kiko attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, March 25.

■ Exhibition period:
March 26 to May 28, 2012
■ Gallery hours:
Monday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 16:30 pm

Entry is free and accessible to all.

The Treasure Museum at Meiji Shrine
1-1 Kamizono-cho, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

For further information, please contact the Japanese Red Cross.
Tel: 03-3437-7070