• The Japan Foundation, Manila carries out different types of arts exchange programs in its misison to deepen mutual understanding between Japan and the Philippines.

    • Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists

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      The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) in cooperation with Ayala Museum, Embassy of Japan and MUJI is bringing another unique and exceptional exhibition to Manila this July to celebrate the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month.

      The traveling exhibit Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists, takes as its theme Toshusai Sharaku, known throughout Japan and the world for his bust portraits of kabuki actors, and presents posters, paintings and three dimensional works by today’s artists as they freely interpret this foremost master of the ukiyo-e print. The exhibition, made up of three (3) sections: “Reproductions of Sharaku”, “Sharaku in Graphic Art” and “Homage to Sharaku”, will feature 28 reproductions of Sharaku bust portraits, 28 posters by graphic artists and 23 paintings, sculptures, ceramic and woodblock prints by contemporary artists.

      To complement the exhibition, a printer from the Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints of Japan will also giving a series lectures/demonstrations on woodcut print during the exhibit run. For inquiries, please contact the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) at telephone number 811 6155 to 58; email@jfmo.org.ph or visit www.jfmo.org.ph.

      The exhibit is organized with the support from Fully Booked and Kinka Graphics, Inc.

      Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists will be on view from July 10 to September 16, 2012 at the Ground Floor Gallery of the Ayala Museum. The Ayala Museum is located at Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa Streets, Makati City. Museum hours are Tuesday to Friday (9:00 am to 6:00 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (10:00 am to 7:00 pm). For inquiries, call 757-7117 to 21 or visit www.ayalamuseum.org.