Japanese artists to the Danube

Japan Yugo art project and the Japanese Embassy
October 14th - 20th, 2014 at 19h

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The humanitarian exhibition “Japanese artists to the Danube” has provided the collection of funds for areas in Serbia that were flooded. This primarily human, but also ecological catastrophe that hit our country, gathered a large number of Japanese artists who responded to the invitation to participate in the collection of aid, through money and their works. The whole project was organized with the Japanese Embassy in Belgarde.

At this exhibition, Japanese artists will symbolically introduce themselves with their lanterns to revive the Toro Nagashi ceremony. This ceremony is traditional in Japan and then the lanterns descend into the river so that ghosts can sail to another world. Japanese believe that a man was born out of the water and that after death he returns to the water.

At the opening and during the exhibition, Mr. Hormone Sekime will perform and hold a lecture about Japanese art.

The producer of the project is NVO Japan Yugo art from Tokyo, and the project leader is Ms. Akikava Nobuko. For the past ten years, Japan Yugo art project, in cooperation with O3one Gallery, presented a large number of Japanese artists to Belgarde and meditated the presentation of a large number of Serbian artists to Japan.

An artist who will  present themselves to Belgrade’s audience: O Jun, Youna Kousagiuguisu, Linmay Komine, Toyoko Yamamoto, Midori Iguchi, Chihiro Ito, Yoshiyuki  Takashima, Satoru Itazu, Hormone Sekine, Uwano Sorani, Noriko Kitamura, Nuiko Kikuchi, Kimiko Ito, Harumi Miyatsuka, Yoshio Kaneya, Kazuhisa Ikawa, Munemitsu Shimamura, Miho Hirota, Yuki Seli, Gendai Heights-Gallery Den, Yuka Akikawa, Satoru Yokoyama, Yujiro   Miyazaki, Tomo  Goto, Nobuyoshi  Arai, Mitsuyo Toshihara, Toshiaki Mori, Jiro  Shimazaki, Kenji Nagai, Kanami Morita, Fumimasa  Suenaga, Yusuke Yoshi, Yoshitomo Miyakawa.