A unique exhibition titled "Japan and the Book", featuring works from one of the richest and most important world collections of Japanese art of the Asian Art Museum of Corfu, such as the 19th century fine works of art, the rare editions of Lefcadio Hearn , and illustrations in fantastic stories, as well as Hokusai manga.
The exhibition under the title «Japan and the Book» Ukiyo-e (Images of a Flowing World), Manga of Hokusai (Random or Strange images) and the books by Lefkadio Hern on Monday, will open at March 4, 2019, at 19:30
at the Municipal Gallery of Athens, and will be held until May 3.
Curated by Despina Zernioti, Ntenis Zaxaropoulos
Duration : 04/03 – 03/05/2019
Municipal Gallery of Athens
Metaxourgio Building, Leonidou & Myllerou str, Athens
Τel. 210 52 02 420-21, Metro station: Metaxourgio
Opening Hours: Tuesday 10:00-21:00 , Wednesday - Saturday 10:00-19:00,
City of Athens, Cultural, Sport & Youth Organization (OPANDA)
“Athens 2018, World Book Capital” City of Athens
Ministry of Cultural and Sports
General Directorate of Antiquities & Cultural Heritage
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
The exhibition is Under the auspices of the Embassy of Japan in Greece
for the "120 years of diplomatic relations Japan-Greece".
In particular, the exhibition will present 68 works of the Museum, original color shavings by the great representatives of Ukiyo-e, Japan's most important art historian, with a prominent weight in the artwork of the legendary Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), father of today's manga, as well as the special conversation of the two cultures, through the presentation of the work of Greek Lefkadio Hearn (1850-1904), who lived in Japan in the 19th century and had such a critical influence on the spread of Japanese literature and art , who was recognized as a "national writer" of Japan.