The exhibition “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan” was opened by the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam and the Consulate-General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City on October 31.
The exhibition aims to mark the anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region.

The region, known for its beautiful mountains and seascapes along with its rich culture and history, suffered tremendous damage and destruction of unprecedented proportions.

Manufacturing and handicraft culture were severely affected by the disaster, but local residents have stood united to rebuild the land and bring their lives back to normal.

At the opening ceremony, Nakajima Satoshi, Japanese Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City , expressed his hope that the exhibition will help Vietnamese people understand the beauty of Japanese culture.

The display features works of well-known local artisans such as Kanjiro Kawai, Shoji Hamada, Keisuke Serizawa and Shiko Munakata, in different crafts, such as ceramics, lacquer ware, textiles, metalwork, wood and bamboo crafts, allowing visitors to explore the diverse and exquisite world of Tohoku traditions.

The exhibition will be open to the public until November 11.-VNA