The exhibition aims to show the natural and cultural environment of the Tohoku region and its people
A photography exhibition titled ‘Tohoku through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers’ was inaugurated by Japanese Ambassador Takashi Kurai on Wednesday at National Art Gallery in Islamabad.
Japan Foundation in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan and Pakistan National Council of the Arts has arranged the exhibition.
Ambassador of Japan Takashi Kurai inaugurated the exhibition that consists of 123 photographs and is composed of the work of nine individual photographers and a group of photographers.
Speaking on the occasion, the Japanese Ambassador said this exhibition aims to depict how the Tohoku region developed prior to the earthquake and how culture and heritage had been handed down, protected and nourished in Tohoku despite the natural disasters and hardships it has suffered.
The exhibition aims to show the natural and cultural environment of the Tohoku region and its people, said Kurai.
PNCA Director General Jamal Shah thanked the embassy for bringing the exhibition to Pakistan.
“The Japanese embassy and the PNCA have been collaborating on arranging various events for many years and the purpose has always been to familiarise the Pakistani audience with the culture of Japan. Art and culture have great power and it is a continuous evolutionary process that brings progress and unites people with aesthetics” Shah said.
Tohoku is a region located in the north-eastern part of Japan’s Honshu Island, including Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures.
The exhibition aims to enhance the understanding of culture, climate and life in Tohoku and to display astonishing aspects of Tohoku and the people who live there.
All the photographs displayed in the exhibition are curated by Kotaro Iizawa who is recognised as the leading expert of photography critics in Japan.
The photographers whose work is displayed in this exhibition are: Teisuke Chiba (1917-65), Ichiro Kojima (1924-64), Hideo Haga (1921-), Masatoshi Naito (1938-), Hiroshi Oshima (1944-), Naoya Hatakeyama (1958), Meiki Lin (1969) Masaru Tatsuki (1974) Sendai Collection, Nao Tsuda (1976) and The Photographer Society of Japan (PSJ).
The exhibition will remain open for public till December 6.