Cultural heritage

Japan at Last! Exhibition about the Slovenian Writer and World Traveller Alma M. Karlin

11. 11. - 17. 11. 2022

Hiroshima, Japan

Alma M. Karlin (1889-1950) was a writer, journalist, amateur researcher, polyglot and theosophist from Celje – then part of Austria-Hungary, today Slovenia – with a dual, German and Slovene, interculturally marked identity. A year after the end of the First World War and a month after her thirtieth birthday, Karlin set off on her journey around the world with her modest savings. She travelled alone and continuously for eight years, from 1919 until 1927, making her own living en route, supporting herself by teaching languages, translating and writing articles for publication in numerous European newspapers. The nature of her journey places her among the greatest travellers of all times.

The exhibition Japan at last! was prepared by the Provincial Museum of Celje in cooperation with the Slovenian Embassy in Tokyo. The visit to Hiroshima was organized in cooperation with the Institute for Promoting Interculturality in Education at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Hiroshima and the Hiroshima University Museum.