POSTCARDS FROM JAPAN -Message from Tohoku Artists

Touring at International House of Japan, Tokyo
http://www.i-house.or.jp/eng/programs/exhibit_postcards/


from 2 to 15 March 2013.

■Venue: International House of Japan
■address:
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032


■Tel: 03 3470 4611






Background

After the major earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster in North East Japan on 11th March 2011 power supplies, land lines, mobile phone networks (and for many people Internet access) went down, making it extremely hard to contact family and friends.
The post office were quickly up and running again and in many cases the first news that loved ones were safe was by postcard.
In the devastated regions the priority is to re-build communities and livelihoods. Life goes on: Art and culture are vital in celebrating life, and can help to nurture imagination, energy and determination to move on.


An exhibition of A5 original art works by 22 artists from North East Japan.
Beautiful and poignant works specially made for this exhibition that give insight into the incredible grace and resilience of the Japanese spirit
Produced by Kate Thomson & Hironori Katagiri




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exhibition history


POSTCARDS FROM JAPAN -Message from Tohoku Artists

The Japan Foundation, Budapest
from 15 January to 22 February 2013.
Library
Aradi str. 8-10, Budapest 1062
Hungary


The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation)
from 15 December 2012 to 15 January 2013.

Universitaets Strasse 98
50674 Cologne
Germany


IKON Gallery
from 15 Febryary to 22 April 2012.

1 Oozells Square
Brindleyplace
Birmingham
B1 2HS

UK

http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/

The Embassy of Japan in the UK
from 12 December 2011 to 30 January 2012.
101 - 104 Piccadilly
London W1J 7JT
UK

The Japan Society Gellery, New York, USA
from 7 Oct to 27 Nov 2011.
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

USA
http://www.japansociety.org/event/postcards-from-japan



First Exhibited from 6 to 28 August 2011,
in venue 127, the Festival of Spirituality and Peace at St JohnÌs Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh.




Background

After the major earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster in North East Japan on 11th March 2011 power supplies, land lines, mobile phone networks (and for many people Internet access) went down, making it extremely hard to contact family and friends.
The post office were quickly up and running again and in many cases the first news that loved ones were safe was by postcard.
In the devastated regions the priority is to re-build communities and livelihoods. Life goes on: Art and culture are vital in celebrating life, and can help to nurture imagination, energy and determination to move on.


An exhibition of A5 original art works by 22 artists from North East Japan.
Beautiful and poignant works specially made for this exhibition that give insight into the incredible grace and resilience of the Japanese spirit


Produced by Kate Thomson & Hironori Katagiri





SAITO Yoshitomo Building up Hope



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Exhibition Catalogue on sale



A 68 page full colour catalogue "Postcards from Japan - Message from Tohoku artists"
is available for £5 + postage £2.30.







Any benefit made from sales of this catalogue will go towards supporting artists in Tohoku working on recovery projects in the regions devastated by the triple disaster of the 11.03.2011 earthquake.