Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan

Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan


Sake Bottle,
Akita Prefecture
Kite “Kintaro to Yamauba”,
Aomori Prefecture
Bamboo Baskets,
Aomori Prefecture


Exhibition Schedule
Shiko Munakata,
“The Cave of Lion”,
Colored, wood block print 1953
Venue: Exhibition hall, Building of Art and Culture,

Chulalongkorn University

Date/Time:Friday 16 January – Friday 27 February 2015
From 9.00 am – 5.00 pm(except on weekends and holidays)
Opening Reception:Friday 16 January 2015, 5.00 pm
Visitors1,103 people
Media coverageSee N:2 AC Dept1 Arts and Cultural ProjectsFY20141501

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The Japan Foundation, Bangkok in cooperation with Office of Art and Culture Chulalongkorn University presented “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan”, a traveling exhibition from Japan planned to mark the March 11 anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. The Tohoku region, known for its beautiful sceneries and its rich local culture and history was highly suffered by the destruction. Local people affected, however, had been working closely together to rebuild, restore peace and normality to their lives as soon as possible.

Appi lacquerware
Iwate Prefecture

The exhibition showed 70 works which was traditionally crafted by high level techniques nurtured in the Tohoku region. The display presented works of various genres – ceramics, lacquer ware, textiles, metalwork, wood and bamboo crafts, etc, allowing visitors to appreciate the folk wisdom in daily implements used since ancient times in Japan.


Guests attended the opening ceremony and registered at the reception desk.
 From left, Assoc. Prof. Santi Chantivilasvong, Assistant to the President, Chulalongkorn University, Mr. Shigeki Kobayashi, Counsellor and Director, Japan Information Service, Embassy of Japan in Thailand, and Mr. Kazuhiro Fukuda, Director General of the Japan Foundation, Bangkok, together presided over the opening ceremony.
 Group photo
Guests looked around the exhibition and paid attention to their details.
Group photo at the exhibition venue
A music band from Chulalongkorn University played Japanese music
to create the atmosphere during the exhibition tour.
Organized by:
The Japan Foundation, BangkokOffice of Art and Culture
Chulalongkorn University
Supported by:Embassy of Japan in Thailand