Government of Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Government of Canada


  1. Home
  2. >
  3. Our Offices
  4. >
  5. Prince Takamado Gallery

25 Years! – A Celebration of our Chancery

July 7 – November 18, 2016

Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

June 9, 2016

Embassy of Canada

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada in Japan is presenting a special exhibition in its Prince Takamado Gallery to mark the 25th anniversary of the present chancery (Embassy building).

The first chancery of the Canadian Legation in Tokyo was erected in 1929. Owing to the expansion and diversification of Canada-Japan relations following World War II, the Canadian government decided in 1984 to replace the old chancery with a new, larger facility. The design team that was formed included, among others, Japan's Shimizu Corporation, Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, and designers and engineers from Canada's private sector as well as the Department of External Affairs (current Global Affairs Canada). While carefully considering security issues, harmony with the surrounding environment, and Japanese building standards, they used their ingenuity to produce a building with the greatest possible feeling of openness. The opening ceremony was held on May 27, 1991 with distinguished guests from Canada and Japan.

This exhibition will feature blueprints, building plans, photographs of both the old and new chanceries including the construction phase of the current chancery, scale models of the new building, and other relevant artifacts.

The Embassy of Canada's facilities have hosted a diverse array of events over the past 25 years, furnishing countless opportunities for the people of our two countries to meet and further strengthen the friendly relations between Canada and Japan. The chancery, one of Canada's finest, is a symbol of the importance placed on its relationship with Japan. This exhibition will offer an opportunity to go back to the beginning and reflect once more on the strong ties that link our two countries.

The Embassy of Canada welcomes you to extend your visit to the gallery with a self-guided tour of its art-inspired public spaces. Please ask for a visitor guide at the reception desk. During your tour, in addition to the Prince Takamado Gallery, you will see Canada Garden and the E.H. Norman Library.


Date:July 7 – November 18, 2016

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Closed on weekends,
    October 10 and November 11

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6391

Media contact: Tel: 03-5412-6444

Follow us on Twitter @CanEmbJapan

N.B.: Visitor access to the Embassy of Canada requires photo identification.




Date Modified: