Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan – Official Facebook Page
CAIRO – 13 November 2017: Khaled Sorour, head of the Fine Arts sector, and Yoo Fukazawa, director of the Japan Foundation Cairo office, inaugurated the gallery of “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan” at Gezira Art Center on Saturday.
The gallery will last to November 28 and includes Japanese art works, heritage and craftsmanship.
“Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan” is a travelling exhibition planned to mark the anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. It recognizes the traditional handicrafts of the region steadfastly recovering from the calamity.
In the exhibition, 70 works that best exemplify the craftsmen’s high level of skill in basket weaving, lacquerware, pottery, embroidery and wood crafts are presented, allowing visitors to enjoy the diverse and exquisite world of Tohoku traditions.
It also features the late folk craft movement artists who were not necessarily from the Tohoku region but whose works were significantly influenced by the traditional Tohoku handicrafts.