Over 160 years ago, in 1862, a man named Charles Lutwidge Dodson improvised a story to tell to his friend’s children one afternoon during a long journey rowing up the river Isis in Oxford. Taking up the pen name Lewis Carroll, Dodson’s afternoon tale was eventually written up into a manuscript that would become Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

To mark the 160th anniversary of this legendary book, approximately 250 original drawings from the archives of British Macmillan will be exhibited for the first time in Japan.