Our Activities (June 2012)
Japanese artist’s exhibition at Yeats Day Festival
13 June, to celebrate the birthday of W.B. Yeats, a Yeats Day Festival was held
in Co. Sligo. Yeats
is known for his interest in Japan and works such as “At the Hawk’s Well”
which take their inspiration from Noh theatre.
In conjunction with the festival, an exhibition of paintings based on
imagery in Yeats’ poetry by a Japanese artist resident in Ireland was held at
a Sligo art gallery.
Ambassador Atsumi made the opening remarks at the launch of the
Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Chester Beatty Library
On 14 June, coinciding with the exhibition of The tale of the Bamboo Cutter scrolls, a Japanese tea ceremony demonstration was held at the Chester Beatty Library. The many visitors at the event enjoyed the opportunity to learn about its historical background and experience the tea ceremony.
Manga workshop at the Chester Beatty Library
On 27 and 28 June, coinciding with the exhibition of The tale of the Bamboo Cutter scrolls, a Manga (cartoon) workshop by a Japanese Manga artist based in the UK took place at the Chester Beatty Library. Participants in the workshop were able to learn about the history of Manga and the latest techniques and also enjoy the Bamboo Cutter and other scrolls in the Library’s collection which could be called the origins of Manga.