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  • Wa-no-akari at Hyakudan Kaidan 2017
    Artistic illumination in Japanese designs* 

    1 July – 27 August 2017
    Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

    *The post title, not the official translation.

    During this annual exhibition, the magnificence of the place will be even more highlighted with artistic illumination. Works of art in Japanese colours and designs on display have been collected under three categories of “festivals” “art” and “crafts”. Some thirty contemporary craftsmen and artists from different parts of the country created these gleaming pieces of art.


    ◆Renowned illuminations from Japanese festivals

    The tatami rooms will be delightfully lit with artisanal lights and lanterns that punctuate popular Japanese festivals. They include most famous and spectacular Aomori Nebuta Festival and Akita Kanto Festival in the Tohoku region, and Yanai Goldfish Lantern Festival in Yamaguchi Prefecture (**). A dragon lantern from Nagasaki Lantern Festival will appear for the first time in this exhibition.

    **Goldfish lanterns are also on display atTokyo Goldfish Wonderland” held at Sumida Aquarium from 10 July through 31 August.


    ◆ Traditional crafts on display

    The exhibition space of traditional crafts will be extended to a larger area this year. About twenty pieces of craftwork including Japanese lacquer, cloisonne work and kumiko (artisanal work using wooden pieces put together without using nails) will be among the exhibits.

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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