Opening Exhibition “FUGAKUMUGEN”

On June 1, the opening of the exhibition “Fugakumugen” was held at the Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC), as the first event of the Japan Cultural Month, a celebration of the third anniversary of the JICC. The exhibition is a collection of works sharing “infinite Mount Fuji” as a common theme, made by Japanese and Belgian artists using different techniques including pottery, photography and wood block printing. Ms. Kono explained that for Japanese people, Mount Fuji goes beyond being simply a mountain, and that it has been loved and revered since olden times as a symbol of Japan. It gained immortality due to Katsuhika Hokusai’s “Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji”, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. The exhibition will be held at the JICC until June 28.


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