Haiga and Haiku Exhibition in Kyoto: 170th Anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn’s Birth

My sensei, Masashi Nakamura, has boundless enthusiasm for sharing Japanese culture. He tirelessly put together a stunning, collaborative exhibition in Kyoto last month, celebrating one of Japan’s greatest English-speaking promoters of Japanese culture, Lafcadio Hearn.

Haiga and Haiku were featured prominently in the exhibition that was held April 22-25, with a group of international artists displaying their fine works of Japanese calligraphy, poetry and art. The exhibition was a success despite the coronavirus disrupting travel and preventing artists together. But the power of virtual community and collaboration diffuses this important work world-wide regardless.

The film posted here serves as a virtual visit to Kyoto to view the exhibition. Enjoy!

For more information about Nakamura-san and his Japanese culture projects and books, visit the Japan Code website, home of the Research Center for Japanese Cultural Structure Studies.

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