Former Dalian Route Terminal
In the early Showa era, many people departed from the Port of Moji for a new world
The Port of Moji served as a hub for exchanges with many places around the world, including Dalian, China, with which Moji was connected by a sea-lane. This building, the former Dalian Route Terminal, was constructed in 1929 as an international passenger terminal.
Its art-deco design using geometric patterns tells us how the Port of Moji flourished at that time.
The building currently houses a hall, a multipurpose space, and the Matsunaga Bunko library, which exhibits materials on movies collected since 1945, including movie posters and scenarios, and is loved as a center of cultural information.
|Address||1-3-5 Nishikaigan, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu|
|Access||Approx. 8 min. on foot from JR Mojiko Station|
|Tel||093-322-5020 (former Dalian Route Terminal)|
|Website||http://www.mojiko.info/3kanko/spot_dairen.html (in Japanese)
|Hours||9 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Closed||Closed four days a year|