Art & Design

Japan Matters:Yozo YAMAO, an apprentice at a Glasgow shipyard who became the Father of Japan’s Engineering

19 July 2013, Glasgow

Yozo YAMAO, one of Choshu Five, studied shipbuilding in Glasgow from 1866 till 1868.  He later contriubted towards the establishment of the Imperial College of Engineering, which later became Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.


Professor Shigehiko Kaneko, Deprtament of Mecahnical Engineering, Faculty of Enginnering, The University of Tokyo, will talk about his legacy.   The venue, Riverside Museum, is located just opposite, across River Clyde, the shipyard YAMAO used to work.       

The lecture is free and open to the public.


The lecture is co-organised by the Embassy of Japan in the UK and Japan Desk Scotland, in cooperation with Glasgow Museums, and with a grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

19 July 2013, 2:30pm
Riverside Museum,100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS
Japan Desk Scotland