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The Beauty of Japan|
Elegant Simplicity and Profound Suggestiveness
An exhibition containing striking works of Japanese calligraphic art or shodo opens to the public on Saturday 4 March.
Kohseki’s motto is ‘Dream and Patience’ and she enjoys the calming effect that the art of shodo brings to people.
Important historical Japanese artefacts from the Stirling Smith’s own collections have been put on display for the first time in forty years. These include a eighteenth century set of armour for a Samurai warrior, a significant collection of Japanese swords and a collection of intricately carved netsuke, the decorative toggles used to close a Japanese purse.
The exhibition will be opened by the Consul General of Japan, Shuhei Takahashi, on the day of the festival of the dolls, Hina-Matsuri, March 3. Mr Takahashi said, "I am delighted to see Japanese culture celebrated in this way, with contemporary art, historical artefacts and traditional cultural icons."
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