Exhibition Japanese dolls opened in Signagi Museum

Georgia: The exhibition “Japanese Dolls” was opened in Signagi Museum with the support of the National Museum of Georgia. The event was attended by Mariam Inanashvili, the head of the Signagi Museum, Levan Liluashvili, Kakheti region’s deputy state trustee Levan Liluwashvili, Mayor of Signagi Municipality Malkhaz Begiashvili, Japanese Ambassador to Georgia Ishidzuka Hideki and other invited guests.

The exhibition is organized by the Japan Foundation and promoted by the Embassy of Japan in Georgia. The Japan Foundation’s mission is to help deepen Japan’s cultural relations with the world. To promote Japanese art and culture abroad, the Foundation continuously implements the “Traveling Exhibition” programme, which includes works from the Foundation’s collection and is held annually in approximately 80 museums and exhibition spaces around the world. Travelling exhibitions feature works from 15 different fields of art.

They include: contemporary art, crafts, photography, architecture, design, manga and Japanese doll culture.

“NINGY სი – Japanese Doll Art and Beauty” is a very popular “Traveling Exhibition”. Doll culture, which has formed throughout Japan’s long history, is represented by 67 selected dolls from Katashiro and Amagatsu, considered to be archetypes of Japanese dolls.

It is noteworthy that the Signagi Museum has five years of cooperation and friendship with the Japan Foundation and the Japanese Embassy. This is where the “Traveling Exhibition” of Japanese dolls was held in 2017. Exhibition of works by Japanese artist and calligrapher Akemi Lucas, painter-illustrator Takehide Harada, diplomat, and amateur photographer Imanishi Takao have been held on the initiative of the Japanese Embassy.

Along with exhibitions organized by the Embassy, educational programmes were carried out and work meetings were held. Visitors can see the exposition until October 17.

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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