Handicrafts of Japanese disaster ravaged region showcased in Vietnam

By Doan Nhat, Thanh Nien News

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A traveling exhibition displaying handicrafts of Japan’s Tohoku region, which was ravaged by earthquake and tsunami disasters three years ago, opened Friday in Ho Chi Minh City. 

An item on display at the exhibition. Photo courtesy of the Japanese Consulate General in HCMC.
The exhibition named “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan” was held at the Exhibition Hall on 92 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, by the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam and the Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. 
It displays 70 works of Mingei (the Japanese folk art movement developed in the late 1920s and 1930s in Japan) members with various genres – ceramics, lacquerware, textiles, metalwork, wood and bamboo crafts, etc. 
The exhibition commemorates the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit the Tohoku region, known for its beautiful mountains and seascapes as well as its rich local culture and history. 
The exhibition will open until November 10. In Hanoi, it will open from December 12 to 22 at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum (66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh District). 
Admission to the exhibitions is free.

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