Japanese Street Names in Leura & Hazelbrook

Japanese sailors at Taronga Zoo, 1924 Photo courtesy of Australian National Maritime Museum ¬† In the latter part of the 19th Century and the early 20th¬†Century, Japanese art and culture had a widespread influence on Western art, interior design, music, fashion and textiles.   Many Australians, like others in Europe and elsewhere, were fascinated by things Japanese. Japanese Navy training squadrons twice entered Sydney Harbour, in 1903 and 1906, to enthusiastic receptions. Other visits occurred in the 1920s, see image above.   During the 1906 visit, Katoomba Municipal Council extended a formal invitation to the officers and men of the … Continue reading Japanese Street Names in Leura & Hazelbrook