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Utsusu Washi: Fumio Tanai Photo Exhibition
The Consulate General of Japan in New York is thrilled to present "Fumio Tanai's Photo Exhibition: Utsusu Washi - Echizen Washi (Japanese Paper) Village" at the Japan Information Center Gallery from Wednesday, 2nd October through Tuesday, 22nd October 2013. This exhibition is a part of our continuing introduction of the Japanese culture program.
  • Date & Time:
    Wednesday, 2nd October - Tuesday, 22nd 2013
    9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Place:
    Japan Information Center Gallery, Consulate General of Japan in New York
    299 Park Avenue, (Bet. 48th & 49th St.), 18th Floor,
    New York, NY 10171
    Tel: 212-371-8222
    ※ All visitors must pass through the security check. Please bring a photo ID with you.
  • About Echizen Washi Village:
    According to legend, a mysterious goddess appeared at the upper part of a river out of nowhere and taught the village how to make paper about 1,500 years ago. Even though there are lots of paper villages everywhere in Japan, Echizen Village is an exceptional area.
  • About Fumio Tanai :
    Born in Tokyo, received a degree in Photography from Tokyo Polytechnic University. He had numerous exhibitions at galleries in Paris, New York and Tokyo, including joint shows with Robert Frank and Daido Moriyama. Mr. Tanai received honors such as the International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris and an Art Fellowship from the Japanese Government.
  • Opening reception: Wednesday, 2nd October, 6 pm - 8 pm at JaNet
    Discussion: Fumio Tanai & Curator / Show, Paper making, Film / etc.
    Please join us Wednesday, 2nd October, 2013 for the opening night from 6 pm to 8 pm, with the artist & paper craftsmen in attendance at JaNet.
    2 West 47th Street 7th Floor New York, NY 10036
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