Japanese Street Names in Leura & Hazelbrook

Japanese sailors at Taronga Zoo, 1924 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. During the 1906 visit, Katoomba Municipal Council extended a formal invitation to the officers and men of the fleet to visit the Blue Mountains, and a number of new streets were named … Continue reading Japanese Street Names in Leura & Hazelbrook