Imperial Visit to Osborne Collection

July 10, 2009 | Media Relations

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Imperial Visit to Osborne Collection

Her Majesty the Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Osborne Collection at Lillian H. Smith on Thursday, July 9. The Empress has had a life-long interest in children's literature and has authored a children's book and translated poems for children from Japanese to English. She has been interested in the Osborne Collection at Toronto Public Library ever since she read an article written by Momoko Ishii, an author of children's books, who visited the library soon after World War II.

His Majesty the Emperor Akihito of Japan and the Empress are on a 12-day tour of Canada.


PhotoA  City Librarian Jane Pyper (left) watches on as Her Majesty the Empress Michiko of Japan is given a tour of the Osborne Collection Leslie McGrath, Head, Osborne Collection.

PhotoB                                                                                                   Her Majesty the Empress Michiko of Japan and Leslie McGrath, Head, Osborne Collection.

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Her Majesty the Empress Michiko of Japan with City Librarian Jane Pyper, Toronto Public Library Board Chair Matthew Church and Leslie McGrath, Head, Osborne Collection.

Media Contact: Edward Karek, Communications Officer, 416-397-5925, media@torontopubliclibrary.ca

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