Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan

“Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan” is an exhibition planned to mark the March 11 anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. This exhibition reminds us once again of the distinctive appeal of Tohoku’s heritage of arts and craft. The displays present works of various genres—ceramics, lacquerware, textiles, metalwork, wood and bamboo crafts, etc.—allowing visitors to enjoy the diverse and exquisite world of Tohoku traditions.

November 9 - 28, 2017
Gezira Art Center (Cairo, Egypt)

September 7 - October 8, 2017
Hovhannes Sharambeyan Center of Popular Creation (Yerevan, Armenia)

June 15 - July 7, 2017
Gallery of Union of Bulgarian Artists "Shipka 6" (Sofia, Bulgaria)

April 20 - June 1, 2017
National Village Museum (Bucharest, Romania)

February 10 - 19, 2017
J.D.A Perera Gallery (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

November 2 - December 12, 2016
Japan Culture House (Yangon, Myanmar)

September 1 - October 1, 2016
Fiji Museum (Suva, Fiji)

July 1 - August 21, 2016
Penang State Museum (Penang, Malaysia)

May 16 - June 21, 2016
Galeri Shah Alam (Selangor, Malaysia)

Photo of artwork by Shiko Munakata
Shiko Munakata
“The Cave of Lion" from the series Ryurisho hangakan (Wandering away from home: compositions on Isamu Yoshii's tanka)”1953

Photo of baskets
Nami Anakubo
Basket
Iwate Prefecture

Photo of Habiro iron kettle
Yamagata casting, Habiro iron kettle
Do-machi, Yamagata Prefecture

Photo of sake bottle
Sake bottle
Kawatsura, Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture

Photo of kokeshi doll
Kyutaro Ogura
Kokeshi doll (Kijiyama style)
Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture

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